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About the object

A Georgian folding magnifying glass, the outer leaves made from thick and attractively marked tortoiseshell; the lens set within a silver frame with typical 18th century bright-cut engraving around both the lens and the hinge pivot.

English circa 1780.

dia:2 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in.

Tiny chip to the edge of the lens.   

 

Stock number

3648