Opera glass

LL 2283

About this object

A cut steel and brass monocular opera glass, marked 'Dixon New Bond St., London'. The opera glass is made from brass with a blue jasper housing. The blue jasper is decorated with white jasper sprigging.
Opera glasses or monocular opera glasses, such as this, were taken to the theatre or the opera so that the viewer of the performance could see details more clearly.
  • Date
    1800 about
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Jasperware; Glass; Steel; Steel
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 03, Case 9003
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    53 mm x 48 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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