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Spy glass: PER.M.375-1923

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Abraham, J.

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Description

Telescopic spy glass in gilt bronze and tortoise shell

Two glass lenses set in gilt bronze with chased borders and tortoise shell. Cylindrical, telescopic action of seven tiers; the largest (which forms the case) is set with a broad band of tortoiseshell. The top of the eyepiece is engraved 'J. Abraham, Bath'.

Notes

History note: Not known before testator

Legal notes

Spencer George Perceval Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 4.8 cm
Height: 10.8 cm
Height: 3.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Bath ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922-03-07) by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

Early 19th Century
George III
1800 CE - 1820 CE

School or Style

Regency

Components of the work

Case composed of tortoise shell
Surface composed of gold
Tiers composed of copper alloy

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: J. Abraham, Bath
  • Location: Round the top of the eyepiece
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Maker's inscription

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: PER.M.375-1923
Primary reference Number: 150663
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 13 November 2012 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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