Art Nouveau Lorgnette. Image courtesy of Lang Antiques
Art Nouveau Lorgnette.

Used by fashionable ladies from the late eighteenth century through the Art Deco period, lorgnettes are eyeglasses that are used by holding them to the eyes by a handle. Made in a variety of materials including goldsilver, and platinum many lorgnettes were ornately worked and often hung from long chains as decorative pendants.

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