Cuff-type Microscope with Accessories

Object Name: 
Cuff-type Microscope with Accessories

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Cuff-type Microscope with Accessories
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2019.8.23
Dimensions: 
(ab) Cuff-type Microscope with Base H: 34 cm, W: 16.6 cm, D: 16.1 cm; (k) Case H: 47.2 cm, W: 19.8 cm, D: 19.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1775-1799
Primary Description: 
Cuff-type Microscope with Accessories. Rolled, extruded brass; speculum mirror; ground, polished glass, bovine bone. (a) Brass mount with adjustable substage mirror fixed on wood base with slot to hold a drawer. (b) Drawer with custom interior partially lined with green velvet. (c) Cuff-type microscope with stage and adjustable body tube. (d) Stage forceps. (e) Cylindrical bovine bone tip protector. (f) Circular glass lens in brass frame. (g) Brass specimen tray/fish plate with green ribbon. (h) Brass tweezers. (i) Colorless glass vial with cork stopper. (j) Silver fishing lure in the shape of a fish (missing hooks). (k) Custom wood case partially lined with green velvet. (l) Bottom drawer for custom case, lined with green velvet. (m) Key.
Provenance: 
Camacho, Dr. Tomas, Source
2019-12-13
Artcurial SAS, Source
2019-12-13
Pallas, Estrella, Source
2019-12-13
Color: 
Inscription: 
35
inscription
Hand-written (l) on base of drawer in pencil
O&S / L
inscription
Stamped (k) on side of lock
62
inscription
Hand-written (a) inside slot for drawer in pencil
35
inscription
Hand-written (k) inside slot for drawer in pencil
Sciences, curiosites & armes: dont la collection de microscopes Camacho-Pallas (2019-12) illustrated, p. 13, lot 16;