~GOOD, LARGE MoP (NACRE) AND SILVER MAGNIFIER-FOLDING~

~GOOD, LARGE MoP (NACRE) AND SILVER MAGNIFIER-FOLDING~

350 GBP ($500 USD) postage included

A good nacre and silver folding magnifier (loupe) with secure hinges c.1860

Dimensions

8.5 x 6.5 1.5 cm. thick

Circa

1860

Maker

unknown

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Natural history, Tools, Office Antiques, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Spectacles

Description

A good example of a nacre (Mother of Pearl) and silver magnifying glass (loupe) with fantastic iridescent sheen, three securing mounts (ornate clam shell design) and hinge point. No damage at all to the lens (5-10 X magnification) with a small bubble in the biconvex lens (see photo). Small nibbles to the edge of the MoP and one small fracture but the entire device is very firm and secure. Best on the market at this price.  8.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 cm. No hallmarks but tests +ve for silver.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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