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Lorgnette (USA)

This is a Lorgnette. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is formed tortoiseshell, applied gold, glass, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by John Torson. It is credited Gift of John Torson.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 24.2 x 3.2 x 0.9 cm (9 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in.)

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Lorgnette (USA); formed tortoiseshell, applied gold, glass, metal; Overall: 24.2 x 3.2 x 0.9 cm (9 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in.); Gift of John Torson; 1983-41-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Plastics.

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