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The View From Where You Sit: Personal Magnification Devices

Microscope: 3 convex lenses in the inner cylinder, fitting into shagreen (snakeskin)- covered tube, with gilt-bronze finial cap and tripod stand, optics by Passemant, ingénieur du roi, France, c. 1750 photo:

by Melody Amsel-Arieli   Simple magnification devices, like water-filled spheres and rock crystal (quartz) “burning glasses” were known around the Mediterranean and across the Middle East in ancient times. These […]

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Antiques Peek: December 2017

Do You See What I See? By Jessica Kosinski Anyone who enjoys collecting antiques or collectibles knows that inspecting objects carefully to determine their age and condition is essential. Loupes […]