Antique George III silver-mounted shagreen etui of drawing instruments by Dollond, London, 18. Inside are brass compass dividers complete with extension piece and interchangeable pen/pencil attachments, a steel tool for tightening the dividers, and an ivory rule stamped DOLLOND LONDON. Peter Dollond (1730 -1820) was the son of John Dollond, a Huguenot silk weaver, and started business as an optician at the age of twenty in 1750.
He was joined by his father in 1752 until the latters death in 1761 and then by his brother, John, until his death in 1804. The family business was continued by Peter Dollonds nephew, George Huggins, who subsequently changed his surname to Dollond. Peter Dollond was appointed optician to George III and the Duke of York and the workshop was renowned for producing high quality instruments. The item "Shagreen Cased Drawing Instruments By Dollond, London circa 1790" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip".
The seller is "instrumentumantiques" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.