Mother of Pearl and Brass Magnifying Glass is decorative as well as functional. Which explains why they are popular collection enjoyed by many. Perfect for your office or desk, we also love it as a layer on the coffee table, mantle or bookshelf.
Mother of Pearl is also known as nacre, is an organic–inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it is also the material of which pearls are composed. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Makes for a beautiful natural decorative accessory.
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DIMENSIONS: 10" l x 4" w x 1.5 " h, magnifying glass is 4" diameter, handle measures just under 6"
MATERIALS: Mother of Pearl and Brass *polish as needed to keep it looking it's best
FACTS & HISTORY: The magnifying glass was invented by the Franciscan friar and scholar Roger Bacon (UK) (c. 1214-1292) in Oxford, UK. The first mention of its use was in 1268. He adapted its use as primitive spectacles, allowing scholars with failing eyesight to continue their work.