Stained Glass Kaleidoscopes, " Cone in Browns #2 of 12 2022 by Artist Charles Karadimos. This exquisite brown and white swirl slumped glass cone kaleidoscope is top Quality handcrafted by a kaleidoscope master craftsman. The object cell background is also this exquisite sandblasted stained glass that adds to the randomness in the interior images. The dry cell is filled with ampules and hand lampworked .A tapered two-mirror system produces perfect 8-point images. The free-turning dry cell contains handmade dry ampules, lampworked glass, and individually selected cut and melted glass, creating an infinite number of colorful random images. The interior is color coordinated to the exterior.
Limited edition of 12 a touch of black glass worked into the object cell recipe creates a crispness to this incredible kaleidoscope. Here at Kaleidoscopes To You, we look through lots of scopes. This is one that stops me in my tracks as a truly extraordinary kaleidoscope.
Charles Karadimos’ Brown Cone is a kaleidoscope for the serious collector! Charles was one of the first twelve people to introduce the kaleidoscope in the 1970s. Those twelve initiated what became a “Kaleidoscope Renaissance.” During that time, Charles has been known to perfect his mirror systems to absolute precision, spending many an hour getting it just right! His newest creation is the result of over fifty years of dedication to his art.
Working in slumped glass, every part of this kaleidoscope is handmade by Charles using stained glass, mirrors and lead solder. The simple, yet elegant exterior form is tapered, and the two-mirror system is also slightly tapered. Charles considers this configuration to result in the best symmetry. Note the identifying five buttons on the exterior which land distinction to the piece, as well as allowing a secure grip of the kaleidoscope. His clever three pronged soldered “feet” at the base repeat the round five buttons on the exterior. The turning cell has a very interesting feature which results in a surprising beam of entering sparkle. Upon examination, the turning cell has been etched except for small openings of transparent glass which is responsible for the surprising sparkly beam of light. This round cell has been designed so that it clears the table, protecting it from unintended damage.
While the exterior of the kaleidoscope is striking, the inside if just a pure delight. You will see a lace-like image in the form of a mandala that is one of the most delicate of colorful images. The two-mirror configuration has been set to an even, precise eight point star. The occasionally brilliant sparkle of light completes a truly lovely image. This model, Brown Cone by a well-known, genius artist is for the discriminating, serious collector!
• Separate turning dry filled chamber
• 2 Mirror System (Round Interior Image) 8 point Symmetry.
• Dimensions are approx. 9 3/4 inches tall by 2 3/4 inches in diameter at the base
• Heirloom Quality
• 100% Made in U.S.A.
•Signed By the Artist 2/12 "C Karadimos 2022"