Art deco lorgnette, circa 1930

Art deco lorgnette, circa 1930

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Caption: Silver Art Deco lorgnette. Lorgnettes consist of a spectacles front and a single handle on one side. Lorgnettes were originally invented by English optical instrument maker, George Adams (1709-1772) in around 1770. These lorgnettes function to aid vision but were also fashionable accessories throughout the nineteenth century. This example dates from 1930, England.

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