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A gold plated diminishing quizzing glass . c 1830
A gold plated diminishing quizzing glass . c 1830
A gold plated diminishing quizzing glass . c 1830
A gold plated diminishing quizzing glass . c 1830
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A gold plated diminishing quizzing glass . c 1830

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An interesting gold plated quizzing glass. An interesting piece as the lens doesn't magnify but diminishes. c1830

The suspension ring is dragooned as is the frame of the lens and there is a little floral band in the centre of the handle. 

The metal has been tested for gold content.

 

 Quizzing: 'The act of mocking by a narrow examination through a quizzing-glass or by pretended seriousness of discourse'.
(Definition from the Royal Dictionary Cyclopedia of Universal Reference by Thomas Wright, 1865).

 

 Stock no. JL02