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Pair of Convex and Concave Mirrors in Mount, English, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 23264
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: A pair of English convex and concave mirrors in a mount
Glass mirrors; ebony frame and stand; brass mounting. Unsigned and undated; c.1700.

The 8 1/2 inch diameter concave mirror and the 6 1/2 inch convex mirror are mounted back to back in one circle frame.

Mirrors of this type were used for optical experiments and demonstrations.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
490 265 mm

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