Reading stone

England 1770. Magnifying glass countertop half drop-shaped with its own pouch lined with parchment paper and painted with designs such Cashmere. The interior of the box is upholstered in green velvet.


England, 1820. Mahogany and oak Zograscope with mercury mirror. Suitably tilting the mirror back, it was possible to show a magnified image of a printing or other object placed on the table, through the lens.