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Artist
Probably John Cuff, English, 1708–1792
Title
Cuff-type Miniature Microscope
Date
c. 1760
Medium
Brass, glass, ivory, mahogany box
Dimensions
Overall (.A, Mahogany Storage Box with insert): 3 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (8.9 × 16.5 × 11.4 cm) Overall (.B, Eyepiece): 5 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (14.6 × 3.2 cm) Overall (.C, Mirror): 2 1/2 × 2 1/4 × 1/2 in. (6.4 × 5.7 × 1.3 cm) Overall (.D, Glass Vial): 3 × 3/8 in. (7.6 × 1 cm) Overall (.E, Lens): 5/8 × 1/2 in. (1.5 × 1.3 cm) Overall (.F, Coupling): 1/2 × 1 in. (1.3 × 2.5 cm) Overall (.G, Knob): 3/8 × 5/8 in. (1 × 1.5 cm) Overall (.H, Cone shaped element): 5/8 × 3/4 in. (1.5 × 1.9 cm) Overall (.I, Lens): 5/8 × 5/8 in. (1.5 × 1.5 cm) Overall (.J, Connector): 1/4 × 3/4 in. (0.6 × 1.9 cm) Overall (.K, Lens): 5/8 × 9/16 in. (1.5 × 1.4 cm) Overall (.L, Lens): 3/8 × 1 1/8 in. (1 × 2.8 cm) Overall (.M, Tweezers): 2 1/2 × 7/16 × 3/8 in. (6.4 × 1.1 × 1 cm) Overall (.N, Spatula?): 2 3/4 × 7/8 × 3/8 in. (7 × 2.3 × 1 cm) Overall (.O-.T, Specimen Slides): 3 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (7.6 × 1.3 × 0.3 cm) Overall (.U, Mechanism): 3 5/16 × 7/8 × 1/4 in. (8.4 × 2.3 × 0.6 cm) Overall (.V, Stand or Mount): 5 1/2 × 3 1/2 × 3 1/4 in. (14 × 8.9 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line

Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston

Current Location
The Audrey Jones Beck Building
217 BLAFFER GALLERIES
Accession Number
BF.2009.3
Classification
Tools, Implements & Weights
Provenance

[Trevor Philip & Sons, Ltd., London]; purchased by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, 2009.