All kaleidoscopes are handmade and signed by the artist, Jon Greene.
Each tube starts as raw brass which is buffed to a high polish and coated with a hard, tarnish-free surface in a brass-plated finish for long-lasting beauty. The true artistry involves the wheels, one of which is composed of Brazilian agate slices, and the other of textured dichroic glass.
The images are created as a result of three-mirror systems which are made with an equilateral triangle of front-surface mirrors, creating a full field of images. Alternately, two-mirror systems are made with a black mat on the third side, creating a round image at the end of a black tunnel. Expanded two-mirror systems are made with the third side as a mirror, creating a round image surrounded by more of the same. Contains a +250 strength magnifying lens for a clear and sharp image.
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- Sits on a walnut cradle for display
- Contains a +250 strength magnifying lens
- Tarnish-free coating
8" x 1.5" tube
- 3" diameter wheels
- All items are handmade and subject to availability.
- Shipping times will vary
" Kaleidoscopes are often given as a metaphor to signify a new beginning"
Since 1980, Chesnik Scopes has been credited for perfecting the wheeled kaleidoscope. This line consists of raw brass tubes with wheels of dichroic glass, Brazilian agate stone, or intricate filigree patterns. Each style sits on its own wooden stand or pedestal and is available in brass-plated, or chrome-plated finishes that will never tarnish.
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