Opera Glasses

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

GUSN

GUSN-225366

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

Descriptive Terms

opera glasses
abalone shell
velvet (fabric weave)
Glasses, Opera

Inscription

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)

Maker

LeMaire Fi (Manufacturer)
Bigelow, Kennard & Co. (Boston, Mass.) (Retailer)

Location of Origin

France

Object Type

Personal Gear

Dimensions

2 3/8 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

2006.44.3469AB

Places

Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)