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Jealousy glass - 'The Private Eye'
jealousy glass
Van Cort Instruments
North America: USA, Massachusetts, Northampton
wood; brass; glass; metal; cardboard; foam
overall: 55 mm x 29 mm

Jealousy glass / sideways viewer with dark brown woodgrain cylindrical casing and brass ends, engraved with arrows to indicate the direction of viewing. Double-sided featuring twin oval mirrors and apertures. Modern reproduction in an antique style. Together, as supplied, with red cardboard box, lined with grey foam, with separate lid.


College Purchase, 2018

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