French Cary-style microscope - circa 1830

A rare Cary/Gould style French microscope.  Though unsigned, the case is similar to others sold by Antoine-Hippolyte Pixii (1808-1835) of Paris in the early 1800's.  The instrument stands 9" tall when mounted on its case.  It has a focus knob behind the pillar, and comes complete with three screw- in lenses, two brass sliders, stage-mounted condenser lens, and brass tweezers.  The mirror is in excellent condition, but is probably a later replacement.  Lacquer condition is nearly complete with age streaking typical of instruments of this age.  The 5 inch square by 2 inch high burl wood case is lined with gold-stamped green leather, and comes with its original key.  Overall, a rare French design of the popular Cary-style instrument, a complete set in exceptional condition.

Item 1484

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