19th Century blown glass magnifying loupe for a lacemaker
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This rare 19th Century French magnifying loupe was used by lace-makers. From what we can decipher, the vessel was filled with water, and by candlelight the lace-maker looked through the glass to a magnified version of their lace work. Hand blown glass.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use. Approx. overall 7" diameter x 13½" high Approx. overall 18cm diameter x 34cm high