This is "Alpha #1 with a small stand", a fabulous parlor kaleidoscope by John Grimberg. Taking several hundred hours to design and machine, there were only 3 units made. The scope has an anodized finish and comes with a small custom wood stand to which it is solidly mounted. This scope has a 2-mirror sytem and the stunning internal images are created by several hand lampworked glass pieces made by glass artist Leslie Ann Bitgood, along with a few machined and found metal objects. This scope on the stand measures 15"T x 10"L x 11"W.