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Spectacles (folding)

Object Number: 
INV.7710
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
open: 1 x 5 3/4 x 3/8 in. ( 2.5 x 14.6 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Yellow metal folding lorgnette with octagonal colorless glass lenses (one missing) and pivot bridge; short, straight handle with molded decoration and ring at end.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group