Quizzing glass

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a small eyeglass.

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Shadows, planks, moonlight through quizzing glass, untaxed accents
There were some highly attractive intaglio carved fobs and seals at Jean Bateman the jewellers, and I noted among other desirable items an 18th century two-colour gold quizzing glass at Anthea AG Antiques.