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'Curla' patent pince-nez
PINCE-NEZ AND FOLDING EYEGLASSES
pince-nez
Wheway Optical Co Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, Birmingham
Early-mid 20th c.
rolled gold; metal; plastic; card
eye: 41 mm

Pince-nez. 1/10th 10ct rolled gold spring clip. Swivelling plaquets with full-length ribbed brown plastic pads. White metal, flat-section, round eye rims, unglazed. Small yellow metal loop handle attached to lower right rim, matched by yellow metal eye rim closer on other side. Manufacturer's paper retail tag attached to loop.


2019.677

Gift of Mr Peter Booth FCOptom, 2018



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