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
Object Name
opera glasses
Object Type
opera glasses
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
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Costume
Clothing & Accessories
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.