Decorative Lenses on Stands

“These lenses on stands are just a perfect example of a folly. You don’t buy them because you need a lens on a stand: you buy them because they’re fun. They bring height to a tabletop. The lens itself will refract light in interesting ways. This is really just an object of fancy.”


930 USD

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In the late 19th century, lenses on metal stands were commonly used for various purposes, including scientific experiments, photography, and optics demonstrations. These lenses were typically made of high-quality glass and mounted on metal stands for stability and ease of use.

In addition to their functional use, these lenses on metal stands also became popular as decorative objects. Their intricate designs and elegant craftsmanship made them attractive pieces for display in the home. The graduated heights of the stands add visual interest.


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15 lbs


5 × 5 × 21 in

Small Lens on Stand:

14 in H x 5 in W x 5 in D, Lens Diameter 4.5 in

Tall Lens on Stand:

21 in H x 5 in W x 5 in D, Lens Diameter 5 in