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Title

Quizzing Glass

Description

Quizzing glass, enamel, glass and gold, c 1800s-1850s.

Quizzing glasses were named so due to the tendency for the wearer to hold up the lens and "quiz" the person or object that they were looking at. This style of spectacle is simply a magnifying glass and was often attached to a chain when worn.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1800-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.9

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Quizzing Glass

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Glass and metal

Files

2003.77.9_quizzing glass 2.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Quizzing Glass,” Heritage, accessed December 16, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/181.