Folding tortoise-shell pince-nez frame

Catalogue Number: 839
Folding tortoise-shell pince-nez frame
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1860
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Folding pince-nez, dark tortoise-shell oval rims and ridged nosepads. Arched metal bridge, small finger piece & round loop for ribbon. Unglazed. Broken through one eyepiece. W: 9.5 cm x D: 7.0 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Cyril Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Fair, one rim broken
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 6

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