A monocular microscope by P.J kipp and son, delft microscope (circa 1860) with the condensor in its original french polished mahogany case. The microscope is in rather good condition retaining all of its original golden lacquer. The microscope is supported on a heavy U shaped base with a turned column supporting the articulated arm of the original mirror and the stage. The stage is very simple with a wheel of stops below. At the back of the stage is a column that contains a sprung fine focussing mechanism operated via a knurled nut at the top. Course focussing is achieved by pushing / pulling the main body tube. Measurements box 17 x 13 x 28 cm high
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Van Leest Antiques
Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.