An antique 19th century three draw pocket nautical telescope, Georgian or Victorian. The telescope is brass, with the main section covered in a very finely worked braiding, probably Baleen, with rope work end pieces. There is a sliding eyepiece cover. Both the front lens element and the eyepiece can easily be unscrewed if required.
The telescope is in good condition and good working order. The three draws all operate well, although the final one is a little looser than the other two. The optics are nice and clear, with no marks or fungus, producing a good image. There is a small blemish or chip to the edge of the front lens element (see photos), but this has no effect on the function of the telescope and cannot be seen when looking through the telescope. There is a sliding eyepiece cover which is working well.