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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. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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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