Lorgnette

American
1900–10
H. A. Kirby Company (American, 1897–1920)


Dimensions

Width x depth x length: 3 x 0.8 x 12.5 cm (1 3/16 x 5/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1053

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

The lorgnette case is in the American Art Nouveau style with a stylized floral and palmette motif. The maker was one of many firms in Providence, RI making jewelry for middle class ladies.

Markings

Inside: oval plaque with 14K in a rectangle and a Maltese cross within a circle

Provenance

Gift of Joe Sataloff to Jody Sataloff, 2007; Gift of Jody Sataloff to the MFA, October 22, 2008.

Credit Line

Gift of Jody Sataloff