French Figural Silver Gilt Quizzing Glass Monocle Magnifier

French Figural Silver Gilt Quizzing Glass Monocle Magnifier

£475

Dimensions

1,1/4 inches or 31mm diameter

Circa

1820

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Medicine, Spectacles

Description

French hallmarked solid silver gilt quizzer or quizzing glass magnifier pendant, circa 1820
The finely worked stem, a blackamoor caryatid supporting two cornucopia.
Some of the design highlighted / left as silver.
Good original 2,1/2 x magnification, 1,1/4″ or 31mm diameter glass lens.
All in excellent condition with no damage or repair, the gilt surface with some light wear.
Guaranteed old and original.

Quizzing: ‘The act of mocking by a narrow examination through a quizzing-glass or by pretended seriousness of discourse’.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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