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Perspective or Opera Glasses with Case, by Nairne, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 22362
Object Type:
Persons: E. Nairne
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1941-9
Brief Description: Perspective or opera glasses with pasteboard tubes covered with green fishskin and green vellum; brass mounts. In pasteboard cylindrical case with black leather? exterior and velvet and paper interior.


Glasses slightly damaged with piece missing near lens; stuck in fully-extended position. Case also damaged particularly within interior with paper peeling and velvet well-worn and damaged.
Primary Inscriptions: "NAIRNE / LONDON" stamped on side of second draw tube.
Provenance: Presented by Frank Sherwood Taylor.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Pasteboard
fishskin
vellum
brass
glass
velvet
paper.

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