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Folding lorgnette: M.13-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Tortoise shell case with gilt metal mounts and frame round the two glass lenses. Of traditional elongated oval form with waisted handle, spring action catch, folding oval lenses, suspension loop, and vacant oval cartouche.


History note: Bequeathed to the Reitlinger Trust by Henry Scipio Reitlinger in 1950

Legal notes

Given by the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.9 cm
Length: 9.3 cm
Width: 2.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th Century
1800 CE - 1900 CE

Components of the work

Case composed of tortoise shell
Mount composed of metal
Surface Of Mount composed of gold
Eyeglass composed of glass

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.13-1991
Primary reference Number: 150742
Packing number: EOL 1033
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 August 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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