Allen Crandell


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Scope name: Melrose Window
Year: 1993
Limited edition: Limited
Signed: Etched
Scope type: Cell(parlor)
Exterior material: Glass(stained)
Object cell type: Wheels
Objects: Glass(stained)
Mirror system: 2 mirror
Symmetry: 14-point
Special features: Melrose Window was a limited edition of 20. It has a gothic/medieval feel to it, complete with dragons, wizards, and crystals. It's one of the finest stained glass wheel scopes ever made. 8" twin object wheels containing over 60 and 200 different pieces of stained glass triangular pieces and semi-precious stones. The soldering work is outstanding. The image is reminiscent of a church's stained glass windows.

This is a special edition of this distinctive scope. It is one of only two pieces (and the only one extant) of this edition produced in red rather than the more common blue. It is made of a special glass, has additional and larger crystals, has a larger Merlin figure, and some other features making it a one of a kind kaleidoscope.

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Scope name: Small Melrose Window
Year: 1996
Limited edition: Production
Signed: Etched
Scope type: Cell(handheld)
Exterior material: Glass(stained)
Object cell type: Wheels
Objects: Glass(stained)
Mirror system: 2 mirror
Symmetry: 10-point
Special features: #300-4B 96-3.Smaller edition of the Melrose Window parlor kaleidoscope. Double wheels. Front wheel: 52, back wheel: 131 separate pieces. Hand-soldered wheels and tube. Dragon perched on top.