Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum: Optical Fans

Images 1, 2, 5, 6, and 10 show small rounds dots of gold or silver leaf paper. Comparable to confetti these are essentially glued on and are created by rubbing the material into pre-made ‘pits’ in the blades). In English the verb to clout (amongst other meanings such as 'hit') means to patch or stud, usually with metal, often in a heavy-handed or rough manner. But in French the verb clouter means to 'adorn' with nails and it refers to the decorative use of metal.

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Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing BOA Museum: Modern Spectacles

Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing BOA Museum: Antique Spectacles

Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing BOA Museum: Scissors Spectacles

Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum: Optical Fans

Slide Show of Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum: Lorgnettes


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