Pince-nez eyeglasses

Object Name: 
Pince-nez eyeglasses

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Object Name: 
Pince-nez eyeglasses
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.4.332
Dimensions: 
H: 5.3 cm, W: 8.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1850-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, gold-plated metal, cork; lenses cast, ground and polished, metal drawn, glasses assembled. Oval lenses in flat metal frames with large loop spring soldered to top; cork lined nose pieces attached by screws to frames, decorative loop handle on one eyepiece, hook like attachment on other.
Provenance: 
Hoffman, Janet B., Source