Ultra rare and maybe unique french casket lens. Composed with 4 lenses engraved 10 - 20 - 30 - 44, one flange and one leather lens cap. Each lens measures 17x17mm (see the 20 cent Euro coin for scale). These lenses are not toys but real optic tools for large format photographers! According the lens you use, covering increases from 4x5in to 12x16in.I found information about this Trousse Bijou in "Paris-Photographe" revue of 1894, directed by Nadar. In well preserved condition according the age, barrel is still shiny, glasses are ok with few dust. A tiny mounting flange is included but it's not original as it's too large of 1mm. You could use teflon tape from plumber or paper. Leather front cap is included. The wooden box is in fair enough condition. Definitely a scarce photographic set lenses, heard about it maybe 30 years ago but it's the first time I get one in hands and surely the only one for sale for years!
Historic piece of french photography and a must have for collectors. Check out my other antique lenses for sale. L'item "Casket lens Trousse Bijou large format 4x5 to 12x16in large format SCARCITY" est en vente depuis le dimanche 17 novembre 2019.
Il est dans la catégorie "Photo, caméscopes\Photographie ancienne\Objectifs anciens". Le vendeur est "75photographica" et est localisé à/en Paris, Ile-de-France. Cet article peut être livré partout dans le monde.