Rolled gold 'Astig' pince-nez and case

Catalogue Number: 663
Rolled gold 'Astig' pince-nez and case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Pince-nez
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1905
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Rolled gold 'Astig' pince-nez. Straight bridge, cork plaquets, unglazed. In snap case. Straight spring bridge allows frame to be adjusted to fit nose without twisting the lenses off axis. W 10.3 cm x D 3.3 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Miss Truda Wansley, former senior receptionist of Coles and Garrard, Melbourne firm of optometrists
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 8

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