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folding spring lorgnette
lorgnette (short handle)
Early 20th c.
metal; glass
eye: 36 mm; handle: 40 mm

Lorgnette-type folding eyeglasses. Solid bridge hinged at both ends. Short tapering handle with spring release catch and engraved decoration on reverse, inlaid with black and imitation gem stones on the front. Oval loop at base of handle. Round eye rims, glazed with prescription lenses.


Gift of Mr Peter Booth FCOptom, 2018

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