Spring folding tortoise-shell lorgnette, unglazed

Catalogue Number: 864
Spring folding tortoise-shell lorgnette, unglazed
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Lorgnette
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1870
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Spring folding lorgnette. Yellow metal eyewires, hinged at bridge, folding into tortoise-shell handle. Metal mount with engraved decoration. Unglazed. W: 12.0 cm x L: 16.0 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Charles Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Good but one eyewire slightly bent
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 7

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