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Lens of Archduke Leopold of Lorraine
    • Setting:
      Room X
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      second half 18th cent.
    • Materials:
      lens: glass, ivory; case: leather, velvet
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 55 mm, height 33 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Lens of Archduke Leopold of Lorraine (Inv. 3561)

Magnifying lens that belonged to Archduke Leopold of Lorraine. Consists of two biconvex lenses, fitted in a short turned ivory tube. Enclosed in a leather case with the initials "A.L." [Arciduca Leopoldo]. The crown prince of Tuscany took the title of Archduke before he became Grand Duke Leopold II.