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Opera Glasses

Description

Opera glasses [A] in original case [B]. Abalone opera glasses with black metal struts. Soft blue velvet case has hinged lid with circular brass button closure. Closure stamped with a bee. Velvet covered carrying handle, cream silk lining.

Details

Maker
LeMaire Fi (Manufacturer)
Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Retailer)
Inscriptions
Bee symbol "LEMAIRE FI" Bee symbol "PARIS" (All capital letters)
"BIGELOW KENNARD & Co/BOSTON" (Capital letters)
"61" Bee symbol (cut into)
"MADE IN /FRANCE" (All capital letters)
"BIGELOW KENNARD & Co./BOSTON" (All capital letters, gold print)
Location of origin
France
Material
abalone shell
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
abalone shell
Glasses, Opera
opera glasses
velvet (fabric weave)
Dimensions
2 3/8 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3469AB
GUSN
225366

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