Vintage Kaleidoscope - Antipode in Original Art by Marc Tickle
From the Joie de Vivre collection*
This paper-lined, glass "Antipode" oil-cell kaleidoscopes continues to create captivating imagery after each turn of its glass knob on either end. The cell is liquid filled and contains lampworked glass, beads, metal and dichroic glass pieces. Simply mesmerizing and sure to please!
The kaleidoscopic pattern is generated by a 3 mirror 45-45-90 mirror system. It is uncommon because it is hard to do, but when it is perfect, the images are mesmerizing.
This version is elegantly lined with artwork created by Marc's wife Jessie using paint on alcohol paper within its glass body.
Approximately 8-1/2" long x 1-1/2" in diameter (tube) x 3-1/4" wide at the oil cell end.
*From 1984 to 2020, Linda Given succeeded to bring a little more "joie" to the world from her retail store Joie de Vivre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Joie de Vivre was well known for its delightful, clever, beautiful, original and just plain wacky gift items ~ and for its wonderful collection of handcrafted and artistic kaleidoscopes. Joie de Vivre closed its doors in November 2020 after 36 wonderful years. We are honored to bring Linda's remaining inventory to you here. Please continue to check back in as we work to get all the scopes photographed and posted to this area. These are vintage kaleidoscopes that were on display in the store and do show signs of wear.