Exquisite Stained Glass Kaleidoscope/ Wood Display. With Object Chambers by Bob McWilliams. Offered Is This Expertly Crafted With Beautiful Colored.Signed by well known artist Bob McWilliams who made kaleidoscopes from the 1980's through approximately 2003. Bob made many series of wonderful interchangeable kaleidoscopes such as this model with a built in tray for holding more goodies for changing in and out. This was and still is considered one of the ultimate interchangeable kaleidoscopes.
This is inscribed as a series II #124. Artists engraved signature can be found on the soldered end of the tube. Stained glass in two shades of green and mauve. Three compartments in base hold all original items to place in object chamber. The stained glass lid on the base matches up with the kaleidoscope when in the holder.
Object/findings chamber on the kaleidoscope is held shut with original pin, and one extra pin is included in the tray. Also includes two oil filled ampules for the object chamber. The Kaleidoscope measures a large 11-3/8" long x 2-3/8" in diameter.Incredible piece of art, in wonderful condition, with no corrosion and the only issue being a hairline crack on the right side lid of the holding tray (pictured). Work is sought after by collectors and in 30 years of working and collecting kaleidoscopes, I have rarely seen one of these come back up for sale! We sell mostly Vintage and Antique goods, if you are expecting items to be in brand new condition, then most of the items we sell are not for you. Vintage and Antique items are very rarely in absolute pristine or new condition, they are what they are, older and in used condition. Please use the photos to help judge content and condition If you are unsure in any way please ask.
Contact me if you need clarification. The item "Exquisite Stained Glass Kaleidoscope/ Wood Display with Findings by Bob McWilliams" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science & Medicine (1930-Now)\Optical\Kaleidoscopes". The seller is "tonto1117" and is located in Ada, Michigan.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Germany, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.