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Lorgnette

Object Number: 
INV.7725
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Metal, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.2 x 14.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on note found with object: "Lorgnette given/Mrs. Cornelia Kelsey Hurlbutt by/her daughter Mrs./Hilliard."
Description: 
Stamped metal lorgnette with spring mechanism operated by latch in handle; when latch is pressed, spectacles with gold-plated metal frames release. Spectacles have oval lenses connected by hinged nosepiece. Engraved monogram "CKH" on outside of case.
Gallery Label: 
This lorgnette is engraved with the initials of its owner, Mrs. Cornelia Kelsey Hurlbutt.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group