Collection of 36 glass geometric shapes

These shapes were found at Ivydene, the Davenport family home. They clearly came as a set because they were originally stored in a shallow black box, now lost, which was partitioned so that one shape could be kept away from neighbouring shapes to avoid damage. Their purpose is not clear but one possibility is that they were used for artists to develop skills in drawing shapes and reflections.

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Date Early to mid 20th century.
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