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Pince-nez and Eyeglass Case
about 1920-1940
Original Owner:Originally owned by Beatrice Fox , American, 1887 - 1968
Retailer:Sold by Tiffany & Company , American, founded 1837
Maker:Pince-nez made by Unknown
Maker:Case made by Unknown
(.a): ground glass lenses, 14 karat white gold, plastic; (.b): silk damask fabric-covered metal case lined with suede leather and edged in 14 karat white gold
Primary Dimensions (length x width x depth): 4 1/2 x 2 x 3/4in. (11.4 x 5.1 x 1.9cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Bernard Schiro
Description: Rimless pince-nez (.a) with a white gold bridge and asymmetrical (almost circular), clear lenses. The bridge has plastic nose pads. Hard-sided spectacle case covered in silk damask fabric woven in shades of chartreuse, blue and salmon lined with brown suede (.b) with a spring closure. The edge of the closure is edged with 14-karat gold trim.
Inscription: The exterior of the gold trim on the lid of the case is engraved, "B.F.A. 1040 PROSPECT AVE. HARTFORD CONN."
Object Number: 1986.213.5a,b
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