Vintage Kaleidoscope - Pink and Silver Polka Dot by Marc Tickle

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Vintage Kaleidoscope - Pink Polka Dot by Marc Tickle

From the Joie de Vivre collection*

In this version, Marc lined his glass body with a glittery pink paper that is dotted with silver polka dots. The dry cell is filled glass beads, gems, and slices of highly reflective dichroic glass.  Inside, you'll find the most beautiful 5 point mandala images surrounded by an aura of glittery pink paper dotted with silver hearts.  This aura effect is the result of Marc lining the third side of the mirror system with glittery paper.  NOTE:  This kaleidoscope is missing its two glass feet and the paper lining the tube has faded from sitting in the sunlight.  These exterior imperfections do not impact the beautiful and mesmerizing interior imagery.

Approximately 8" long x 1-1/2" in diameter.

*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.