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Butterfly magnifying glass in presentation box
MAGNIFIERS AND QUIZZING GLASSES
magnifier
2000s
glass; enamel
box: 35 mm x 241 mm x 143 mm; handle length: 83 mm; lens diameter: 90 mm; overall (magnifier): 187 mm x 90 mm

Large magnifier/reading glass. Rimless with enamelled handle bearing painted cloisonne decoration of floral stems culminating in an Art Nouveau style butterfly with green wings and gold-painted feelers. Round lens. Together with original retail box in red paper-covered cardboard with orange lining and see-through window to lid.


2010.629

Gift of Mrs Muriel Belcher, 2010



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