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Folding lorgnette
folding lorgnette
eye width: 38 mm; handle length: 40 mm; chain: 608 mm

Folding lorgnette. Silver-coloured coated yellow metal frame. Vertically hinged fenestrated bridge. Decorative pattern on bridge, rims and handle. Short fenestrated handle with spring release catch. Flange to hold in fixed position. Quadra eyes. Glazed. Together with a long metal link suspension chain and a red leather stitched pouch-type case.


Gift of Mrs Felicity Harding, 2008

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