Small opaque Compass microscope, in rosewood case

Made:
1731-1770
maker:
John Cuff

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Small opaque Compass microscope, in rosewood case, by John Cuff, London, England, 1731-1770. This was thought to have once belonged to Queen Charlotte (Crisp Collection, formerly part of the King George III Collection).

Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1928-840
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cotton (textile), glass, paint, rosewood and silver (alloy)
Measurements:
overall (closed) lying flat: Height = 20 mm x Width = 120 mm x Depth = 80 mm,
overall (open) lying flat: Height = 85 mm x Width = 120 mm x Depth = 90 mm,
type:
compass microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry