Peep Egg Optical Toy

Made:
1875-1899
maker:
Unknown

Peep Egg
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Peep Egg
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Contact Science Society Picture Library for commercial usage.

'Peep egg' optical toy. Approximately cylindrical body, on base with lens in the other end. Alabaster, painted with flowers and 'forget-me-nots'. Rotating spindle with alabaster knobs bearing two printed scenes: Kimberley Terrace, Great Yarmouth and Quay and Town Hall Great Yarmouth surrounded by small coloured stones and grotto of stones crystals and seaweed.

'Peep egg' optical toy, alabaster, decoratively 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.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/2356
Materials:
alabaster, glass, paper (fibre product)
type:
souvenir
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • toy - recreational artefact
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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