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Reading Glass and Case, German, 18th Century

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Inventory Number: 82020
Object Type:
Place Created: Germany Europe
Brief Description: Large reading glass in copper alloy frame with triangular handle that has a plaited tip with two loops. The fitted cardboard case is triangular and has a pasteboard covering.
Primary Inscriptions: Handwritten in ink on case: "German Reading Glass, c.1750. Pr. Miss Claridge 1926".
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Glass
Paper
Cardboard
Pasteboard
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
125 81 9 mm

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