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LORGNETTES

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The gold mounted lorgnette folds up into a gold case, which is decorated on each side with a spray of flowers in chased gold on a stippled ground. It has a rectangular shape with a projection on each side. One holds the tassel and the other holds the nail which pivots the eyepiece. There is a red silk tassel attached to a hanger at the top with black cord.

Category:
costume accessories
Object name:
LORGNETTES
Made from:
Gold -- tassel -- glass
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
11.208
Class:
GOLD
Signature marks:
Mark Diamond-shaped mark On side Partially illegible (possibly the maker's mark)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973