Vintage Kaleidoscope, "Personal Revolution" # 25 of 25 era 1998 By Randy and Shelley Knapp.
Made of Box Elder Burl and Wenge Wood. This kaleidoscope features a side lit black background turning Oil filled Cell with hand lamp worked "Lucinis" By Shelley Knapp.
The provenance on this kaleidoscope is it was acquired By our Gallery in 2016 as it was in need of repairs to the object chamber. The repairs were all carefully done By Randy and Shelley Knapp in 2016 including making a whole New silicon Oil filled Cell using as many of the original lamp worked Glass Parts.
On July 25 2016 I received a call from Randy Knapp. Her was telling me a story of the Big leaf maple Burl from this kaleidoscope. This was wood from his home town and this tree had a tree house in in and that is why there are 3 holes with darkness around them this is where a step was nailed in to the tree. The tree one day was needing to come down and Randy saw parts of the tree on the curb side and Randy asked for the wood for helping clean up the yard. Just thought I would share this extra special story about a connection to the wood Randy Knapp had to this piece.
• Dimensions are approx 10 1/2 inches tall 10 inches long and base diameter is 7 inches in diameter.
• Signed by The artists"Personal Revolution #25 of 25 Randy and Shelley Knapp 1998.
Wonderful kaleidoscope no blemishes on the wood that we have found and is in like new condition now.
Even Nicer in Person.