A pink-shagreen monocular with toolings by Gilbert, London
Dimension: 9,3cm (open), 7cm (close); diam 3,7cm
Pink-shagreen covered outer tube, burgundy vellum with dry tooling inner tube.
Stained ivory mounts and silver outer ring.
A carefully made monocular by John Gilbert of London. Gilbert was active from 1751 and died in 1791. He manufactured a wide variety of optical instruments.
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