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folding spring lorgnette and case
folding lorgnette; lorgnette case
Europe: United Kingdom
rolled gold; glass
eye width: 37 mm; handle length: 60 mm; case: 117 x 60 mm

Spring lorgnette. Rolled gold. Solid bridge sprung-hinged at both ends. Long handle with blue-painted background shading and spring release catch half way along. Rigid ring at base of handle. Round eyes. Glazed. Together with a custom-shaped white cloth case with flap fastening.


Gift of Mrs Joan Lush, 2006

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