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Early 20th c.
tortoiseshell; metal; brass; glass
Folding lorgnette. Yellow metal frame. Vertically hinged fenestrated and sprung bridge. Short very dark tortoiseshell handle with straight sides, spring release catch and flange to hold in fixed position. Small shield-shaped metal plate inset on one side of handle. Rigid oval suspension loop at foot of handle. Rectangular eye rims, glazed with light-tinted lenses.
Gift of Mr Colin Butterworth, 2021