Pinchbeck quizzing glass of elaborate flourish design. The flourishes of the lens surround are cut upon a fine criss-crossed ground and culminate in a tiny flower at the bottom of the lens. An inner ring of twisted rope design holds the glass. The rigid handle echoes the decoration of the lens surround. Circular maginifying lens with beveled edge. 2 ½" long. c 1790.
The Wellington boot, also known as a willy, a wellie, a topboot, a gumboot or a rubber boot, is a type of boot based upon Hessian boots. It was worn and popularised by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and fashionable among the British aristocracy in the early 19th century.