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Decorative lorgnettes, circa 1870

Decorative lorgnettes, circa 1870

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Caption

Pair of silver decorative lorgnettes. Lorgnettes consist of a spectacles front and a single handle on one side. They were 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 is continental and dates from 1870.

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