Marion opera glasses

This is a brass instrument with cylindrical barrels. The objective lenses are 27 mm in diameter. The length is 4.5 cm closed. The barrels are covered with a dark material. The handle is missing. The eyecups are marked “MARION JNE * / PASSAGE DE L’OPERA NO 15 *.”
The design suggests a date in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. Marion has not been identified.
Currently not on view
Object Name
opera glasses
Object Type
opera glasses
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell, tortoise (overall material)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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