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Spring lorgnon

Object Number: 
INV.12820
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 0.6 x 3.8 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on underside of bridge: "STERLING"
Description: 
Silver spring lorgnon (short-handled lorgnette) with engraved handle and loop; when button on handle is pressed, lorgnon releases spectacles with circular lenses connected by "C" bridge. When closed, lenses rest on top of one another and can be used as a magnifier.
Gallery Label: 
Lorgnons, short-handled lorgnettes, were popular in the early years of the 20th century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group