Pince-nez

Pince-nez
Title
Pince-nez
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956
Object Number 
Z.2155
Gallery Label 
This pince-nez was probably owned by John Peter Schermerhorn and descended in his family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group