Folding shell pince-nez in case

Catalogue Number: 664
Folding shell pince-nez in case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1880
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: France ?
Description Of Item: Shell pince-nez with metal bridge. Circular shell fingerpiece. Flexible bridge allows one lens to fold over the other; hook on rim latches onto short steel post on opposite rim. '9' (or 6 ?) impressed near fingerpiece. Unglazed. W 9.8 cm x D 5.2 cm. Soft slip in case
How Acquired: Donated by C W Kett, honorary life member of the College
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 8

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