Antique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin ChainAntique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin Chain

Please note the lenses are clear glass without any color. This is a very special pair of Pince Nez Spectacles. Pince-nez is a French style of spectacles, popular in the 19th century, that are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. The name comes from French pincer, "to pinch", and nez, "nose".

Modern ones appeared in the 1840s and reached their peak popularity around 1880 to 1900. The bridge of the spectacles is stamped 14 K. with the maker's mark "C" with a circled "A" in the middle of the C. . The enameled pin with the spring wind chain is dated 1910 and was added latter to the spectacles. The eighteen inch fine chain retracts easily back into it's enameled button holder. The pin is marked by the maker "Ketchall & McDougall, New York" and with the patent number.

The glasses are not scratched and 4 1/8 inches across and the lenses are
1 1/2 tall. The case is stamped in gold with the Doctor's name which appears to be L.L. Arkill, from somewhere in Kansas. The case has wear but is a beautiful design and snaps shut securely. This is that special item to add to that small vignette on the table in the hall or a night stand. Thank you for looking!

Item ID: BO-117

Antique 14K Karat White Gold Pince Nez Magnifying Spectacles with Pin Chain

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