Galilean telescope

Made:
1601-1700 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Galilean telescope, small size, with gilded brass fittings, shagreen decorated tube, and two lens shutters, unsigned, European, 1601-1700.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1911-282
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, gold plated (gilded) and shagreen
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry