Folding lorgnette in Tortoiseshell and gold

Made:
1838-1870 in City of Westminster
maker:
Unknown
supplier:
C. W. Dixey and Son

Incomplete (lens frame missing) folding lorgnette hand-held spectacles with integral tortoiseshell case, gilded brass frames and suspension loop, unsigned, British, 1860-1910. Supplied by C. W. Dixey and Son, London, England.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
2000-831/19
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, gold plated (gilded) and tortoiseshell
Measurements:
overall (closed): 7 mm x 90 mm x 20 mm,
overall (open): 7 mm x 140 mm x 20 mm, Wt. 0.014kg
type:
hand spectacles - lorgnette
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • spectacles
  • hand spectacles