Lorgnette

Dress clip lorgnette

American
Late 19th to mid-20th century


Dimensions

Center back: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.334

Medium or Technique

Metal and glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Gold metal folding lorgnette (can be worn as a dress clip) with octagonal frames, spring mechanism, and engraved floral motif on the back of the clip (acts as a handle when lorgnette is in use).

Provenance

Mid-1900s, Rosina Weiler Kohn; By inheritance to Susan and Harry Kohn, Jr.; Gift of Susan Kohn to the MFA (Accession date: June 25, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the Harry Kohn, Jr. family in memory of Rosina Weiler Kohn