If you thought lorgnettes were used simply for reading, think again. Gentlewomen of the upper class used them as an elegant fashion statement and when making a point or emphasis. They would use them just as women in the Boardroom today use them as props. The more sophisticated the event the more elegant the lorgnette.
This rare tortoiseshell lorgnette would have been for daily wear. Its stylish tortoise pattern goes with almost any daily outfit, whether it be your chicest jeans and sweater or your black business suit.
The lorgnette has a spring clasp that opens the glasses that is nice and tight. It has the original bail to suspend it from your favorite chain or perhaps a necklace of black or coffee velvet suits your sense of style.
The glasses are original and the tortoiseshell is in superb condition with not cracks, splits or breaks. So if you want what no one else has try this classy lorgnette on for size.
The lorgnette measures 4 1/2” long and 1” wide tapering at the ends. It is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks and guaranteed to be authentic tortoiseshell.