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lorgnette (short handle)
Europe: United Kingdom
Late 18th c. / Early 19th c.
eye: 31 mm; front: 106 mm; handle: 113 mm
Lorgnette. Adams-style. Real tortoiseshell frame and handle. Hinged at handle. Arched bridge. Round eye rims, glazed with prescription lenses. Dark mottled tortoiseshell handle in a spectacle shape, with metal rivets.
Gift of Mr Colin Butterworth, 2021