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Europe: United Kingdom
Early 20th c.
rolled gold; metal; glass
eye width: 31 mm; handle: 98 mm
Lorgnette-type folding eyeglasses. 12ct rolled gold metal frame. Rigid bridge hinged at both ends. Long handle with ring end and decorative collar which serves as the spring release catch. Flange to hold in fixed position. Engraved decoration on bridge, flange, upper handle and ring. Round eyes. Glazed with prescription lenses.
Donated by the friends of Jim and Shirley Ellwood, 2012