Peep Egg Optical Toy
'Peep egg' optical toy. Approximately cylindrical body, on base with lens in the other end. Alabaster, painted with flowers and 'forget-me-nots'.
This object was made during the 19th century. Made of alabaster, painted with flowers and 'Forget me not', this Peep Egg contains two painted scenes of Great Yarmouth (UK) set inside a 'grotto' of stone crystals and seaweed. Rotating spindle with alabaster knobs bearing two printed scenes: Kimberley Terrace, Great Yarmouth and Quay and Town Hall Great Yarmouth surrounded by small 'grotto' of stones, crystals and seaweed, late 19th century.
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- furnishing and equipment
- toy - recreational artefact
- The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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