Silver Magnifier with Stanhope Lens with Original Box

Object Name: 
Silver Magnifier with Stanhope Lens with Original Box

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Object Name: 
Silver Magnifier with Stanhope Lens with Original Box
Accession Number: 
2016.8.28
Dimensions: 
(a) Magnifier H: 4.8 cm, W: 1.5 cm, D: 1.2 cm; (bc) Lidded Box H: 2.1 cm, W: 5.6 cm, D: 2.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1825-1850
Primary Description: 
Silver Magnifier with Stanhope Lens with Original Box. Colorless glass, tooled silver, leather, velvet, silk, metal. (a) Large (1.6 cm) double convex glass lens (Stanhope-type) set in silver mount with attached loop handle. (bc) Original lidded box with red leather binding, red velvet and white silk housing, and metal clasp.
Provenance: 
Tesseract, Source
2016-08-10
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, p. 20 (#12); BIB# AI103665
Tesseract: Early Scientific Instruments illustrated, Catalog 102 #13; BIB# 145588