A Rare Phaenophthalmotrope (SOLD)
Designed by the Famous Dutch Opthalmologist Franciscus Donders (1818-1889)
The pair of carved fruitwood model eyes with lens and iris are contained in lacquered-brass gimbal mounts on tapered columns mounted on a display base.
Franciscus Donders was a specialist in eye diseases and the phaenophthalmotrope was designed to show the movements of the eye to students.
height 20.5 cm (8 in)