Tortoise-shell folding pince-nez

Catalogue Number: 827
Tortoise-shell folding pince-nez
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1870
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Tortoise-shell folding pince-nez, curved metal sprung bridge, ridged nose pieces, small fingerpiece. Glazed. Original label attached to lens '20', ie 20 inch focal length. W: 9.3 cm x D: 5.4 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Charles Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 6

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