Pair of mother-of-pearl opera glasses

French
Second half 19th century
Maker Howard & Company (1866 to about 1922)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

11.2 x 5.5 x 12.5 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

52.203

Medium or Technique

Leather and silk satin lining with mother-of-pearl and steel alloy

On View

Suzanne and Terrence Murray Gallery (Gallery 226)

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Labelled on eye pieces: Howard and Co., N.Y. at left; Howard and Co. appears at right; in blue-satin-lined black leather case (now quite greenish), label in cover of case: Howard and Co., N.Y. and Paris.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Katherine Fay