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Opera Glasses (France), ca. 1910

This is a Opera glasses. It was made by Lemaire. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1999. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Alan Gettner and Monah L. Gettner. It is credited Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner in loving memory of Minnie S. Hermann.

  • Case And Eyeglasses, 1820–1850
  • sheet silver, silver-plated metal, optical glass (glasses); stained shagreen....
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-9-a,b

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  • Gift of Georgina and Louisa L. Schuyler.
  • 1916-29-121

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (open): 14.3 x 13 x 6.2 cm (5 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 7/16 in.) H x W x D (folded): 4.5 x 14 x 6.2 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 7/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Opera Glasses (France), ca. 1910; Made by Lemaire ; mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass; H x W x D (open): 14.3 x 13 x 6.2 cm (5 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 7/16 in.) H x W x D (folded): 4.5 x 14 x 6.2 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 7/16 in.); Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner in loving memory of Minnie S. Hermann; 1999-54-2

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