Offered for sale;
Solid silver pocket magnifying loupe / telescope, circa 1800.
Similar devices were made by John Dollond of London.
A large lens and smaller sample platform (lens) with finger ring at one end.
Smaller lens with original black frosted glass edge, now partly worn.
The platform, a negative lens, has the dual function of acting like the first lens of a simple telescope.
The oblong section frame with slide out bed for focusing.
Large 30mm diameter front lens, smaller lens 16mm diameter.
Magnification approximately 2.5x.
2,5/8″ or 67mm long extended.
All in excellent condition and good working order.
In later Victorian fitted case.
Guaranteed old and original.
Ask the Dealer
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.