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Lorgnette and case

Object Number: 
INV.7534ab
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Tortoise shell, metal, glass
Dimensions: 
case: 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. ( 1.3 x 3.5 x 12.4 cm ) closed: 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 0.6 x 2.9 x 12.1 cm ) open
Marks: 
stamped: on eyeglass case: "T.RUBERGALL/OPTICIAN TO HIS/MAJESTY/24 COVENTRY ST/LONDON." stamped: on eyeglass case (reverse): [British seal]
Description: 
Tortoise shell lorgnette with shaped handle into which spectacles fold; spectacles have silver-plated metal frames, oval lenses, and "C" shaped bridge; loop at end of handle for attaching ribbon or chain. Soft green leather case open at both ends (not original to lorgnette).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group