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folding lorgnette
folding lorgnette
20th c.
metal; tortoiseshell; glass
eye: 31 mm; handle: 42 mm

Yellow metal lorgnette-type folding spectacles. Sprung horizontally folding bridge with central joint and engraved decoration across entire rims. Fenestrated twin-curving bar bridge. Horizontally folding handle comprising four sections of increasing length, bowed towards the user, the lowermost section overpinned with a length of brown and blond mottled tortoiseshell. Irregularly-shaped suspension loop at tip of handle. Folding the handle inwards secures the rims in the closed position one above each other. Round eye rims, glazed with glass prescription lenses.


Gift of Mr Peter Booth FCOptom, 2018

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