Kaleidoscope - Palmtop Dichroscope by Frank and Janet Higgins
Palmtop Dichroscope is a petite but powerful handheld kaleidoscope in the Higgins' palm-sized range of handcrafted kaleidoscopes. The Palmtop series is scaled-down from the Higgins' full-size kaleidoscopes but with the same high standard of optical system.
The body is made from a dramatic fused rainbow dichroic glass soldered together in a triangle shape slightly tapered toward the object end. The object is pair of wheels also handcrafted in the Higgins studio. The wheel closest to the eye is filled with millefiori and jewels in an array of color and pattern. The back wheel contains strips of highly reflective dichroic glass strips.
Dimensions are approximately 5-1/2" long X 2 1/2" wide at the object end.