Pocket Fleaglass, Botanical Microscope. end 18th century

Pocket Fleaglass, Botanical Microscope. end 18th century

Stock Number: 00 360921- 30 S


pocket Microscope


Dimension case 5,5 x 2,2 x 2,2 cm


late 18th century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A late 18th Century, Pocket Fleaglass, Botanical Microscope in original case. Of nice design, but complete with it’s main brass frame, clear magnifying lens, and removable, specimen pointed holder with brass stop and bone handle. Contained in it’s original hard board 2 piece case, covered with black leatherette. An example of early Botanical, and Entermological research of the 18th  to the early 19th Century. Dimension case 5,5 x 2,2 x 2,2 cm Look for shop information on website page www.vanleestantiques.com

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NL Van Leest Antiques

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.