Folding lorgnette hand-held spectacles, with integral case-handle

Made:
1780-1850
maker:
Unknown
supplier:
C. W. Dixey and Son

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Folding lorgnette hand-held spectacles, gilded brass with oval lenses and integral case-handle, unsigned, British, 1780-1850. The case is ornately decorated with an engraved floral fretwork design. Supplied by C. W. Dixey and Son, London, England.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
2000-831/39
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and gold plated (gilded)
Measurements:
overall (open): 10 mm x 110 mm x 120 mm, Wt. 0.029kg
overall (closed): 10 mm x 100 mm x 25 mm,
type:
hand spectacles - lorgnette
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • spectacles
  • hand spectacles