Microscope signed C.A. Buttieri a Roma made in Italy circa 1730

Microscope signed C.A. Buttieri a Roma made in Italy circa 1730



Case: height of 20,3 cm x diameter of 11 cm.




C.A. Buttieri a Roma

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Categories: Microscopy, Scientific


Microscope composed of a two-piece wooden tube covered with red leather gilded with floral decoration. There are two caps for the eyepiece and objective. The draw, also in wood, is covered in painted paper.

The whole is held in place by a gilt brass support consisting of a circular base, a stand ending in a ball head and supporting a clamp with a circle on which is engraved the signature “C.A. Buttieri a Roma“.

The base, resting on three small ball feet, and the tube support are engraved with acanthus leaves.

The base has a hole in the center to accept a small ivory and ebony disc for the choice of white or black background.

The original cylindrical wooden case is covered in embossed leather (floral decoration) with a red fabric interior. The base of the case has two closing hooks and the interior is lined with beige chamois.

NB: Two telescopes signed by Carlo Antonio Buttieri are known, one dated 1726 and another 1737 (see Louwman page 87).


– Microscope (in upright position): height of 23 cm x diameter of 8.5 cm (base).

– Case: height of 20,3 cm x diameter of 11 cm.

Italy circa 1730.

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Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English). ----------------------------

La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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