Fig 12

Pinchbeck quizzing glass of elaborate flourish design. The flourishes of the lens surround are cut upon a fine criss-crossed ground and culminate in a tiny flower at the bottom of the lens. An inner ring of twisted rope design holds the glass. The rigid handle echoes the decoration of the lens surround. Circular maginifying lens with beveled edge. 2 ½” long. c 1790.