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S/5273 Antique Early 20th Century Mahogany Cased Kaleidoscope

An Edwardian kaleidoscope , having a mahogany case inlaid with boxwood stringing. They were invented in 1816 by a Scottish Physicist, Sir David Brewster. When viewed against the light they created beautiful and fascinating coloured patterns and were very popular in the Victorian Period. The whole has a pale colour and retains a patination.

Sold 2 in. (6.5 cm.) Wide
2 in. (6.5 cm.) Deep
7 in. (18 cm.) High
English Circa 1910