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Optical Toy (Italy), ca. 1780

This is a Optical toy. It is dated ca. 1780 and we acquired it in 1937. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 78.7 x 71.1 x 43.2 cm (31 x 28 x 17 in.)

It has the following markings

3 boxes

Cite this object as

Optical Toy (Italy), ca. 1780; H x W x D: 78.7 x 71.1 x 43.2 cm (31 x 28 x 17 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mary Hearn Greims and George A. Hearn and from the Misses Hewitt Fund; 1937-18-1-a,b

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