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Pince-nez

Object Number: 
Z.2155
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Gold-plated metal, glass, tortoise shell
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 0.3 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Description: 
Gold-plated metal folding pince-nez with oval glass lenses; flexible arched bridge and corrugated tortoise shell nose pads; when folded, lenses cover one another and are secured by a clip; engraved short handle with loop below left lens.
Gallery Label: 
This pince-nez was probably owned by John Peter Schermerhorn and descended in his family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group