Lot 80
Antique Compass Microscope and Two Folding Botanical Microscopes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 18th century-early 19th century, England, microscopes with brass body and solid ivory handle, each with adjustable specimen holder, the largest a compass form with reflecting mirror or "Lieberkuhn" (5 1/8 in. longest); the smaller two microscopes are folding botanical / insect forms, all unsigned.
Included with the Lot is a cased set of accoutrements, leather over wood box with deep violet upholstered interior, containing two small ivory clad magnifiers, a brass specimen capsule, four bone slides, forceps, three dissection tools, and lens accessories (case 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.).

Private Collection of an Antiquarian, Charlotte, North Carolina

Some natural hairlines to handles; missing elements to ends of specimen holders; minor rubbing and light scratches to brass surfaces.