Miniature spyglasses (2)

Object Number: 
Z.1833ab
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Brass, glass, mother of pearl
Dimensions: 
Each (closed): 3/4 x 1 in. (1.9 x 2.5 cm)
Marks: 
handwritten in blue pencil: on envelope found with objects: "Toy Spyglasses" handwritten in pencil: on paper tag found with objects: "possibly Ann [Krug]? / 2 / SPYGLASSES / Gift of W. S. Poor"
Description: 
Two miniature spyglasses, each with eye-piece mounted in telescoping brass tube and object lens in barrel-shaped brass casing with an ornamental band of mother of pearl around the middle; small wire ring in the side of each spyglass for attaching to ribbon or chain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group