Statement Carved Bone Handle Magnifying Glass & Letter Opener with Brass Hardware is an impressive decor accent as well as functional for your home office. These vintage statement piece collectibles are beautiful natural decor accents for any desk, credenza or office space, we also love it as a layer on the coffee table, mantle or bookshelf.
DIMENSIONS: 16.5" L x 6" W x 1 " H, magnifying glass is 6" diameter, handle measures just under 10" L x 1" diameter, letter opener is 12" L x 1" diameter
MATERIALS: Carved Bone and Brass
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.