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'Ideal' astig frame & case
PINCE-NEZ AND FOLDING EYEGLASSES
pince-nez; pince-nez case
Allen, C. F.
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Northamptonshire, Northampton
1880
rolled gold; (case) metal; leather; velvet

Pince-nez. Rolled gold frame. Telescopic bridge. Pivoted plaquets with cork pads. Oval rims, glazed. Small pear-shaped loop handle/suspension loop. Contained within a rather worn black leather-covered metal snap case, with black velvet lining.


2010.509

Gift of a Mrs Irons via Mr Vinesh Patel MCOptom, 2010



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