An extremely rare bone magnifying glass, approximately 2.5cms in height. An old split in the side, but stable. For a similar example see “Early Microscopes: A Descriptive Catalogue” by Marian Fournier (2003), the suggested date of that example being 1775-1825.
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Antique Microscopes has been trading in scientific antiques since 1998, during which time we have often sourced rare items for world-class collections and institutions worldwide. Our speciality is in early English achromatic microscopes and Victorian microscope slides