Miniature opera glass telescope with red leather case.

Made:
1800-1899 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Miniature opera glass telescope, 6-draw gilted brass tube with mother-of-pearl decorative covering in cylindrical, velvet lined red leather case, unsigned, European, 1800-1899.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-142
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, gold plated (gilded), leather, silk, velvet and wood
Measurements:
overall (case closed): 35 mm 55 mm, Overall Wt. 0.078kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust