Lacquered for longer lasting shine.
Brass Spyglass in Handcrafted Box with Brass Hardware and Accents.
This terrific 10x power, is wrapped in fine medium brown leather and disassembles for cleaning. Very well made. Old-world-like telescope measures almost 14" long x 1-3/8" wide, and weighs about 2 pounds including box. Has excellent viewing quality and smooth movement. Solid wood box measures 8-3/8" x 4" x 3" tall with a solid brass 2" anchor atop and all four corners with solid brass accents.
Interior of box is black felt contoured perfectly for the collapsed spyglass.
Spyglasses as this were one of the essentials of seafaring life; introduced after Galileo's astronomical telescopes by the middle of the 18th century.