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What is this?

The glasses, each set at the end of a flowering stem, hinged together with ring at hinge. (b) Chain of oval links of steel.

This is a lorgnon and chain from France. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Gift of Norvin Hewitt Green.

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Its medium is

steel, cut-steel beads, glass

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 3.8 x 10.8 cm (1 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.) H x W x D (b: clasped): 57.5 cm (22 5/8 in.)

This object was donated by Norvin Hewitt Green

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