Mechanical Glass Theater (260)

Mid-18th Century Mechanical Glass Theater
Mechanical Glass Theater
Mechanical Glass Theater - Technique
Stop Number: 
260

France, Nevers or Paris
Mid-18th century
Glass, wood, mirror, rock crystal, fabric, shell
H: 51.5 cm, W (max): 68, D: 25.2 cm
(2002.3.22)

This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to levers that allowed them to be moved.