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1905

  • Work on this object began.

1915

  • Work on this object ended.

1999

  • We acquired this object.

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Opera Glasses (France)

This is a Opera glasses. It was made by Lemaire. 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.

  • 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

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Pleated Fan, ca. 1850
  • paper leaf with gilded and hand-colored lithograph; lacquered papier maché....
  • Gift of Georgina and Louisa L. Schuyler.
  • 1916-29-121

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Opera Glasses (France); Made by Lemaire ; mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass; 1999-54-2

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