Opera Glasses

Description
The objective lenses are 29 mm diameter. The frame is gilt metal. The eyecups are mother of pearl as is the center wheel that adjusts the focus. The enamel coverings of the barrels depict well-dressed folk lounging in fanciful landscapes.
The case is dark leather lined with magenta silk. The inside of the top is marked “HOWARD & CO. / NEW YORK & PARIS.”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th century
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
overall in case: 3 1/4 in x 5 in x 2 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 12.7 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
PH.336795
catalog number
336795
accession number
1978.2216
Credit Line
Jane and Mary Henle
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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