Kaleidoscope - 'MORPHO' Polarized Oil Cell by Hiroshi Wakabayashi

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New in 2020 from Hiroshi Wakabayashi, this is Morpho, a handheld polarized oil cell kaleidoscope.  

Look inside to be instantly delighted with an interior image in the shape of a butterfly.  Turn the object cell end and the butterfly's wings appear to shine and shimmer in the light as if in flight thanks to the oil filled object chamber containing tiny pieces of transparent film reflecting back at you.  To further enhance the interior beauty, Hiroshi used a polarized film inside the object chamber.  This film filters out light rays that would normally pass through and illuminates the transparent pieces inside.  The range of colors is caused by the light rays bending at various angles.  

The body of the scope is enhanced with gold paint and tiny dichroic speckles.  The exterior of the object chamber is also enhanced with a decorative sliver epoxy with embedded colored stones.  

This scope is approximately  4-1/2" tall, 1-1/8" wide at the eye piece end and nearly 2" wide at the turning object chamber end.   

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