Wick Antiques Ltd
Wick Antiques Ltd is located in Hampshire, UK
Very Large George III Gallery Magnifying Glass
REF: qqykkpmgwivb / LA329761
A very large George III gallery magnifying glass, the circular glass within a rosewood frame, the baluster handle screwing into a substantial brass bracket in the rim, inscribed ‘5 L & C’. English, circa 1800. Provenance: ‘A Lifetime of Collecting’ – property of a gentleman. Footnote: The gallery glass is a type of magnifying glass that allows for the gentle magnification of a work of art from variable distances. They were especially popular with connoisseurs and collectors in the Regency period.
Wick Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Very Large George III Gallery Magnifying Glass (LA329761) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c 1800
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This Very Large George III Gallery Magnifying Glass is located in Hampshire, UK