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Folding lorgnette

Folding lorgnette

Accession №1999.024.00073
PurposeVision Aids
Specific NameFolding lorgnette


Lorgnette has clear blue enamel over machine engraving and white enamel borders. The body is studded with rose-cut diamonds on both front and back. Central oval Limoges plaque depicts bathers with cherubs. Tiny lever at side releases lenses which fold one over the other and lock into place. Scalloped ring at end allows for wearing with chain. France.

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