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Antique solid 14K yellow gold framed folding lens c. 1900 Victorian lorgnette. . The spring loaded lenses release and unfold automatically with depression of the side lever. With tapestry daisy case. A lorgnette is a pair of spectacles with a handle used to hold them in place, rather than fitting over the ears. The lorgnette was usually used as a piece of jewelry, rather than to enhance vision. Fashionable ladies usually preferred them to spectacles. Very good condition, spring release works well. Measures 28" opened. Glasses 3 1/4" when folded. Weight 1.1 oz. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate.

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ANTIQUE 14k LORGNETTE

Estimate $375 - $475Mar 25, 2018
918-E Lansing Drive
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
United States
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