Victorian Enamel Quizzing Glass
Item No. ZZZ0500088
A gold-filled Victorian quizzing glass enhanced by floral relief and black and blue enamel on the handle. Circa 1860. Small chip on the glass. Sold as is.
A quizzing glass is a monocular device with a handle, similar in fashion to a lorgnette but with a single lens. Quizzing glasses were popular from the eighteenth century onwards and began to wane in popularity in the mid-nineteenth century.