Lucien Gaillard Silver Stag Beetle Magnifying Glass
This French Art Nouveau silver and patinated metal magnifying glass by Lucien Gaillard features a body in the form of a stag beetle, striated with glass and alloyed metal to mimic the visual effect of a beetle's multilayered shell. Encircling the glass and making the magnifying glass complete are the horns of the beetle, which hold the glass in place with stylized thorns on the elongated extremities.
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Artist: Lucien Gaillard
Dimensions: 8.25" length, 4" diameter
Materials: Silver, Glass
Literature: Magnifying glass pictured in 1895-1914, Volume V: Objects d'Art & Metalware, by Alastair Duncan, p. 274