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Lorgnette

Object Number: 
INV.784
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Gold, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 1 x 3.2 x 12.1 cm ) open: 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. ( 1 x 14 x 12.1 cm )
Description: 
Gold spring lorgnette with handle; glasses have two oval bi-focal lenses hinged at the nosepiece; lenses fold into gold handle engraved with floral decoration; thumb release opens lorgnette.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group