Patroni, Pietro
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Patroni, Pietro


Year Range: 1700-1750

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Manufacturing Location: Italy


Signature Notes:


No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 199


Tiemen Cocquyt, "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 32.

Louwman, P.J.K., and Zuidervaart, H.J., "A Certain Instrument for Seeing Far: Four Centuries of Styling the Telescope Illustrated by a Selection of Treasures from the Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes". Wassenaar, 2013. p.160. #199.

Public Notes:

Cardboard and wood construction.Attributed to Milanese telescope maker Pietro Patroni.

"Spyglass with a black lacquered body, decorated among others with a bird and flowers on lacquered wood. Short green drawtube with gold tooling. Length 7-10 cm, Ø 3 cm. Unsigned, but the decoration and tooling is characteristic of Pietro Patroni from Milan. First half of the eighteenth century.

According to Lualdi (1995) the instrument maker Pietro Patroni (d. 1744) decorated his instruments with ‘brightly coloured flowers, birds and human figures painted on lacquered wood’" (Louwman and Zuidervaart, 2013).

Length (open): 100

Length (closed): 70


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

Optical style

Physical style pocket

Functional style

Materials: lacquer, paper, wood, gold tooling

Optical/Lab Data

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Objective Data