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Jealousy glass and case

Jealousy glass and case

Accession №1999.024.00012
CategoryJealousy glass
PurposeVision Aids
Specific NameJealousy glass and case
Datec1790

Description

Jealousy glass resembles a monocular made of brass and wood. On the side is a cut out with a mirror inside redirecting the gaze of the user, allowing someone to appear to be looking one way but actually seeing things in another direction. Case is wood covered with black sharkskin.

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