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Antique Tortoise Shell Lorgnette (Hand Held Reading Spectacles)

Antique Tortoise Shell Lorgnette (Hand Held Reading Spectacles)


Wonderful and unique antique early 20th century tortoise shell lorgnette with long handle and slim oval frames that have prescription glass. They are in excellent condition for their age with just a couple of slight chips which do not detract from use. Superb piece for either a practical use or just a beautiful decorative collector's item!

Condition: Excellent

Label: None

Trims: Adjustable folding frame

Measurements: Lens - 1.25" x 1" / Frame Width - 4" / Handle - 8"

Product Care: Wipe clean

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