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North America: USA, California, Chatsworth
metal; onyx; felt
overall: 290 mm x 180 mm x 180 mm
Figurine in painted soft metal, depicting an optometrist, wearing a blue coat and holding a magnifying glass and test letter chart. On his feet are animal slippers bearing spectacle frames. Four additional spectacle frames are arranged around the upper plinth whilst the optometrist wears a pair of spectacles himself, with a pair of sunglasses perched higher on his head and another pair of spectacles dangling on a chain from his neck. Irregularly shaped onyx base with round black felt underlay. Certificate of origin tied to right arm.
Gift of Mr Alan Sherman FCOptom, 2014