prospect glass (spyglass), 1-draw tube, leather co

Made:
1725-1735 in England
maker:
Unattributed

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prospect glass (spyglass), 1-draw tube, leather covered tube with gilded decorative stampings on body, horn mounts, unsigned, in fishskin case, probably English, c.1730. [fishskin case not found on gallery 2006]

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1938-742
Materials:
cardboard, glass, horn, leather, paper
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • component - object
  • instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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