Gold-plated metal, glass, tortoise shell
Overall: 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 0.3 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Gold-plated metal folding pince-nez with oval glass lenses; flexible arched bridge and corrugated tortoise shell nose pads; when folded, lenses cover one another and are secured by a clip; engraved short handle with loop below left lens.
This pince-nez was probably owned by John Peter Schermerhorn and descended in his family.
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956
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