Kaleidoscope - Palmtop Snowscope by Frank and Janet Higgins
Palmtop Snowscope is a whimsical handheld kaleidoscope with a wintery theme! The Higgins' Palmtop series is scaled-down from the their full-size range of kaleidoscopes but with the same high standard of optical system.
The body is made from a shiny silver frost stained glass soldered together in a triangle shape. The object is small capstan tumble chamber filled with lightly colored beads and charms and highly reflective dichroic glass which reflects a rainbow of color. Frank adds a six point star shaped dichroic glass embellishment to the object cell to enhance the exterior of the Snowscope. The internal image features the design of a 6 point snowflake competing the winter theme with snowflake imagery. And, just like no two snowflakes are alike, no two kaleidoscopic images are alike inside this unique kaleidoscope.
Dimensions are approximately 5-1/4" long X 2 1/2" wide at the object end.