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Astig frame / pince-nez spectacles & case
pince-nez spectacles
W. Watson & Sons Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London WC
Early 20th c.
rolled gold; plastic; (case) metal; leather; velvet

Pince-nez spectacles. Rolled gold frame. Telescopic bridge. Pivoted plaquets with cork pads. Centre joints. Spectacle cable curl sides with end-stumps. Oval rims containing translucent plastic inner margins surrounding round prismatic lenses. Contained within a black leather-covered metal snap case, with blue velvet lining. Also a lens cleaning cloth overprinted with the details of John Mortimer of Ripon.


Gift of Cameron Beaumont Optometrists & Opticians, 2010

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