Extraordinarily rare miniature knife with Stanhope lens jewel embedded in the handle. Stanhopes, or "peeps", are miniature microphotographic lensesincorporated in many novelty collectables produced from themid-19th century onwards. Stanhopes can be found in a range of small collectables. To view the hidden imagehold close to the eye, focused on a light source. The Stanhope contains an image of the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939 New York Worlds Fair. Handle made of beautiful ivory with a nickel silver guard and delicate filework all along the back. Mirror finish blade with Bodner stamp. Measures 2-9/16" long.