Short handle mother of pearl lorgnette

Catalogue Number: 3325
Short handle mother of pearl lorgnette
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Lorgnette
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Short handle folding lorgnette, 80 x 20 mm when closed, small rectangular white metal rims fitted with R and L +1.50 D sph lenses that fold together and then can be folded into the ornate mother of pearl handle. A metal spring device releases the lenses for use. There is a small ring at the end of the handle for a cord or ribbon.
How Acquired: On loan from Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: May 2017
Condition: Good

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