Mid 18th century Pocket Telescope turned Lignum Vitae

Mid 18th century Pocket Telescope turned Lignum Vitae

Stock Number: 240424




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Telescopes - Refracting


English turned lignum vitae pocket telescope, circa 1750
Later glass lenses and brass mounts, optically poor, small field of vision, inverted image
In good sound condition with no splits, original old patinated surface.
Length 6,3/8″ or 162mm, weight 63 grams.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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