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Pair of mother-of-pearl opera glasses

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Labelled on eye pieces: Howard and Co., N.Y. at left; Howard and Co. appears at right; in blue-satin-lined black leather case (now quite greenish), label in cover of case: Howard and Co., N.Y. and Paris.

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Gift of Miss Katherine Fay

French, Second half 19th century

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11.2 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

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Leather and silk satin lining with mother-of-pearl and steel alloy


Textiles and Fashion Arts