Telescope, Leonardo Semitecolo - parchment paper, glass, bone. - mid 18th century

Description
Telescope, Leonardo Semitecolo - parchment paper, glass, bone. - mid 18th century
Italy

An important optician and inventor of Venice, his workshop was located in St. Mark's Square.
Telescope made of parchment and covered in marbled paper decorated with flowers, fret patterns and bronze. Eyepiece made of horn and three focus lengths.
Signature imprinted on exterior decoration, turtle rings (two of them are missing) - Second half of the 18th century.

Lot details
Object
Leonardo Semitecolo, Telescope
Material
parchment paper, glass, bone.
Manufacturer/ Brand
Leonardo Semitecolo
Model/ Name
Canocchiale terrestre
Estimated Period
Mid 18th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
Dimensions
6×6×32 cm
Weight
250 g
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