The J. Paul Getty Museum

Disc of Flint Glass

Object Details

Title:

Disc of Flint Glass

Artist/Maker:

Attributed to Claude-Marie Ferrier (French, 1811 - 1889)

Culture:

French

Place:

London, England (Place Created)

Date:

1851

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XO.699.3.33

Dimensions:

17.7 × 15.5 cm (6 15/16 × 6 1/8 in.)

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Object Description

Photograph of a disc of flint glass with concentric circles on its surface, possibly a fresnel lens to be used in optical devices, produced by Chance Brothers and Co.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
UNSEEN: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs (December 17, 2019 to March 8, 2020)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 17, 2019 to March 8, 2020