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Title Eyeglasses (Pince-nez)
Date 1910 C
Object Name Eyeglasses
Catalog Number 2001.12.4
Description Ladies pince-nez (eyeglasses) with silver coloured frame and bridge and ivory coloured nosepieces (consisting of 4 pieces). The lens themselves are circular with a rim completely around them, which closes tightly around the lens at the top and are fastened with a small silver coloured screw. A bridge connects the two lenses at the point where the rim closes. The rims and bridge pieces are decorated with an ornate design. On the lower outside edge of the right eye lens is an ornate triangular shaped piece, covered in tiny rhinestone(?) Chips to which a finely wrought chain (9cm) is attached. The chain is then attached to another ornate, triangular shaped clip. At the clips other two corners are attached two other finely wrought identical 34 cm chains. The chains are fastened together at the back of the neck by a silver coloured clasp allowing the pince-nez to rest on the chest of the wearer when the glasses were not needed. There is a small clasp on the left eye lens.
Provenance The glasses were stored in eyeglass case (2001.12.05) when donated.
Year Range from 1900
Year Range to 1920
Material Glass/Metal/Ivory
Length (cm) 4.5
Width (cm) 10
Height (cm) 0.8