Catalogue Number: 3814
Round folding pince-nez in leather case
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: mid 19th century
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Europe
Description Of Item: Round eye brass folding pince-nez with blued steel spring bridge. Small ring handle and clip to secure in folded position. Nasal rim ridged for grip. Both lenses +2.12 DS. Original slip case of fine grained leather. Pince-nez: 85mm W x 50mm D. Case: 65 x 44 x 10 mm.
Historical Significance: Bought as part of Lot 130, Brighton & Hove Auctions, UK, 26 July 2019.
How Acquired: Donated by Michael Aitken
Date Acquired: August 2019
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 9