M. Bertier Opera Glasses

Description
This is a brass instrument with pearl on the barrels, eyecups and center focus. The objective lenses are 28 mm in diameter. The length is 5.4 cm closed. The eyecups are marked “M. BERTIER FABT / PARIS.”
These probably date from the second half of the nineteenth century, but Bertier has not yet been identified.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Object Type
opera glasses
date made
1900-1924
maker
M. Bertier
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell, mother-of-pearl (overall material)
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
CS*046010B
catalog number
046010B
accession number
177182
subject
Clothing & Accessories
Optics
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Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Gertrude Parker

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