Pair of hand-held foldaway spectacles

Made:
1800-1850
maker:
Unknown

Hand spectacles, short transverse single fold front, foldaway, silver frame, mother-of-pearl handle, English, 1800-1850

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

Category:
Ophthalmology
Object Number:
A62488
Materials:
frame, silver, handle, mother-of-pearl, handle, silver, mounts
type:
hand spectacles - lorgnette
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • spectacles
  • hand spectacles
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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