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Folding eyeglasses with chain
LORGNETTES
folding eyeglasses
Georg Jensen
Europe: Denmark; Europe: United Kingdom
Mid 20th c.
silver; metal; glass
eye width: 37 mm; handle: 98 mm

Lorgnette-type folding eyeglasses. 900 silver frame. Rigid bridge hinged at both ends. Long tapering hexagonal-section handle with ring end and three decorative collars, the centre one of which serves as the spring release catch. Flange to hold in fixed position. Incised line decoration on handle only. Round eyes. Glazed with prescription lenses. Georg Jensen Sterling silver belcher chain, hallmarked, with clasp.


2012.572

Donated by the friends of Jim and Shirley Ellwood, 2012



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