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~ Victorian 19th Century Sterling Silver Folding Lorgnettes with Original Lanyard Necklace and Pouch ~ designed by Joseph Taylor & John Perry (T&P), Birmingham England circa 1829-1844.

Featuring a fully functioning soft spring trigger mechanism for releasing the lenses which are are in extraordinarily good condition for their age.. Signed STERLING and T&P beneath the bridge. The original sterling silver lanyard measures a total of 32 inches – as a 30 inch necklace with a 2 inch extender and still retains its original patina. The teal pouch is lightly stained but is believed to be original to the lorgnette, stamped with the the merchant’s address in Bangkok Thailand.

Dimensions = 3.0 inches (76.3mm) by 1.81 inches (46.2mm) when folded | Extending to 4.21 inches (108.5mm) with 1.20 inches (30.5mm) when opened. 28.8 grams / 18.5 dwt

Weight1 lbs