Pocket set of drawing instruments

probably Peter Dollond

Not on view

This étui contains tools for a draftsman, including a protractor, dividers, and an ivory rule. The maker of the instruments, John Dollond, was trained as a silk weaver, a trade he abandoned in 1752, when he began to collaborate with his son making optical instruments. From the 1760s on, such English luxury goods were available in Paris in magasins anglais.

Pocket set of drawing instruments, probably Peter Dollond (1730–1820), Case: shagreen with silver mounts; Instruments: brass, steel, ivory, British, London

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