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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A Dundee
Scottish Design Galleries, V&A Dundee

Kaleidoscope

1890-1899 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Kaleidoscope consisting of a cylindrical cardboard tube, the central part of which is covered with paper printed with a design of red and blue flowers on a stone-coloured background. The edge has bands of floral paper of a different design. The ends are painted black. One end has a small hole for viewing, the other is glass, made opaque by a layer of transluscent paper, with a compartment holding pieces of coloured glass which form the pattern when the kaleidoscope is turned.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed paper, cardboard, glass
Brief Description
Kaleidoscope, cardboard with printed design, English / German, 1890s
Physical Description
Kaleidoscope consisting of a cylindrical cardboard tube, the central part of which is covered with paper printed with a design of red and blue flowers on a stone-coloured background. The edge has bands of floral paper of a different design. The ends are painted black. One end has a small hole for viewing, the other is glass, made opaque by a layer of transluscent paper, with a compartment holding pieces of coloured glass which form the pattern when the kaleidoscope is turned.

Dimensions
  • Length: 15.9cm
  • Diameter: 40mm
Credit line
Given by Mr. Arthur Moyse
Object history
Acquired by the Museum in 1986, the gift of Mr. Arthur Moyse [84/1272]. On entry to the Museum its condition was noted as 'fairly good but dirty'.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.506-1986

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record createdJuly 1, 2009
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