It has been my rare privilege to be the first scholar in over eighty years to have access to both her meticulously illustrated research notebooks and private journals. These are housed in a dusty corner of the university library of Manchester, where a distant cousin saw fit to lodge them after Delphine’s passing. Her writings led me to an obscure stone house in the French countryside which, according to the provisions of her will and an ample trust, remained sealed for over a century.
Time and the elements had penetrated the quotidian realms of kitchen and bedchamber. As I made my way between fallen beams and stones, I held little hope of finding the laboratory workrooms in a better state…
Viewing device 17” high x 10” wide, base 9” high, combined height 22”
Fairy Science Device to View the Fairies and Essence Sample
- Handmade item
- Materials: mica, butterfly wings, glass vial, 19th century gold frame, turned wood, oxidized spike, metal cog, bottle cap, twigs, shell
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- Ships worldwide from Nantes, France