8 July 1999
AN ITALIAN GOLD-MOUNTED DARK TORTOISESHELL MAGNIFYING-GLASS
Circa 1730, probably Naples
The shaped circular case with trefoil ends piqu pos and piqu point in gold on both sides with shells, foliate scrolls and scalework, the frame to the glass piqu with scrolls and foliage
Length closed 3.3/8 in. (8.5 cm.)
Length open 5 in. (14 cm.)
Rothschild inv. no. AR3114.
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1905 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 202, no. 1005.
1934 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 160, no. 5.
Vienna, Oesterreichisches Museum fr Angewandte Knst, inv. no. 30.263.
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