A Superb, Early 19th Century, Cased, Gilt 6 Draw Monocular Spyglass By Fearn, Adelphi, Strand, London. C1810.
Stock Number: 20190309
Offered for sale is this stunning, antique, six draw gilt monocular, of the very highest quality, with cast and chased gilt body of foliate design. In magnificent o/a condition, in virtually "as new" condition, complete with it's equally superb domed leather case. Retailed and signed by "Fearn Adelphi, Strand, London C1810
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Offered for sale is this stunning, antique, six draw gilt monocular, of the very highest quality, with cast and chased gilt body of foliate design. With an Achromatic lens system, a 1-1/2 inch objective [ 38 mms], an o/a fully extended length of, 3-3/4 inch [ 95mms], and a fully closed length of 1-1/2 inches [38 mms]. The image is clear and sharp. The beautifully gilded finish is virtually blemish free. There is also a cast and chased gilt eyepiece of foliate design. Clearly Signed to the first draw “Fearn, Adelphi, Strand, London”. Contained in an original and also superb condition red/burgundy coloured domed case, lined with a similar coloured quality felt. This case is of an extremely beautiful design, and is of the very highest quality and condition. Lid secured with two minute brass hooks and eyelets, and there is a single brass hinge. Fearn was an 18th Century Jeweller, working in premises situated at the corner of Adam Street, in the fashionable area off the Strand, developed by The Adams brothers, who had a very unique idea of Town Planning around 1768-74. Most of this area does not survive today, and the premises of Fearn in particular, were destroyed by fire in 1826… he incurred catastrophic personal losses, amounting to 6000 guineas, equating to hundreds of thousands of ££s at todays value. This particular item is therefore of outstanding value, and was manufactured C 1810.
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I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.
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