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folding lorgnette
folding lorgnette
20th c.
metal; tortoiseshell; glass
eye: 37 mm; handle: 86 mm

Spring lorgnette. Yellow metal, possibly gold. Solid bridge hinged at both ends with unknown maker's mark on underside. Long thin tapering handle with gold-coloured decorative embellishments at either end and at halfway, bisecting real tortoiseshell panels. Flange to hold in folded position. Very small fixed suspension ring attached to which is a larger loose oval ring. Round eye rims, glazed with prescription lenses.


Gift of Mr Peter Booth FCOptom, 2018

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