A miniature horn and leather spyglass, France, mid-18th century

A miniature horn and leather spyglass, France, mid-18th century




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Categories: Telescopes, Monoculars, Opera Glasses, Telescopes - Other


A working and genuine example of a horn-mounted miniature spyglass with its original acorn-shaped box in turned boxwood, not signed, France, mid-18th century.


The spyglass is built in cardboard, black leather and turned/mounted in horn (some lacks at the fragil horn) but all is original and with no restoration.  The optics work well and are original.


A good spyglass with its original little box.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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