Lacquered spyglass telescope.

Made:
1850-1924 in Japan
maker:
Unknown

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Black lacquer draw-tube terrestrial telescope, with cardboard and paper tube with gold decoration (flower motifs) in matching carrying case, unsigned, Japanese, 1800-1901.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1978
Materials:
cardboard, copper (alloy), glass, gold leaf, lacquer and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (closed): Wd. 310 mm 48 mm, Wt. 0.20 kg (Est.)
overall (open): Wd. 800 mm x Dia 48 mm, (without cap)
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Wellcome Trust