Marion opera glasses

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1875-1925
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
shell, tortoise (overall material)
ID Number
CS.261981.001
catalog number
261981.001
accession number
261981
Credit Line
Edgar S. Giles
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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