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Antique Quizzing Glass or Magnifier

Antique Quizzing Glass or Magnifier

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1349058

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Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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P.O. Box 4684
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
tel. 410-435-3738

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Georgian pinchbeck quizzing glass chased with roses,shamrocks and thistles, the symbols for Great Britain. Also called quizzers, these decorative magnifiers were worn on long chains by both men and women. It is crafted of pinchbeck, an alloy named for Christopher Pinchbeck who formulated it in the early 18th century. Made of copper and zinc it looks like gold and does not tarnish. It measures 2 1/8" long and is 1 5/8" at its widest.