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Title

Folding Pince-nez Spectacles

Description

Spectacles, glass and gold, c 1840s-c 1850s.

Pictured here is a pair of pince-nez spectacles with a folding mechanism for easy storage. Pince-nez literally translates to "to pinch the nose", which perfectly describes how they were worn. The glasses sat at the end of the nose and were often supported by ear chains.

Creator

Unknown

Date

c. 1840-1850s

Identifier

2003/77.20

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Folding Pince-nez Spectacles

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.2 cm

Materials

Metal and glass.

Files

2003.77.20_folding pince nez 6.jpg
2003.77.20_folding pince nez 11.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Folding Pince-nez Spectacles,” Heritage, accessed December 11, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/93.