Victorian Glasses, Lorgnette, Tortoise Handle

This is a very nice pair of Victorian glasses, or Lorgnette, with a short tortoiseshell handle, and rolled gold glasses rims and nose piece. This piece is in excellent condition and the spring, by which the double glasses fold into a single glass, is in perfect working order. Often these springs are broken, and there doesn't seem to be anyone around who can repair them. Folded up these glasses measure 3 and 1/2 inches North to South, and the single glass is 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. There is also a bail at the end of the handle, so the glasses could be worn on a chain.

Item ID: 1788

Victorian Glasses, Lorgnette, Tortoise Handle

Victorian Glasses, Lorgnette, Tortoise Handle
Victorian Glasses, Lorgnette, Tortoise Handle

This is a very nice pair of Victorian glasses, or Lorgnette, with a short tortoiseshell handle, and rolled gold glasses rims and nose piece. This piece is in excellent condition and the spring, by which the double glasses fold into a single glass, is in perfect working order. Often these springs are broken, and there doesn't seem to be anyone around who can repair them. Folded up these glasses measure 3 and 1/2 inches North to South, and the single glass is 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter. There is also a bail at the end of the handle, so the glasses could be worn on a chain.

Item ID: 1788

$350 USD

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Robbins' Roost Antiques


Barbara Robbins, Nashville, TN   

Antique English smalls of quality

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Specializing in Georgian and Victorian jewelry, English smalls, including leather bound books, silver etc.

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