Antique Folding Pince-Nez Spectacles with Original Case
Rare, antique folding Pince-Nez spectacles with original case. Marked 1/20 12K, Pat. Jan. 20th 17, they have a unique locking mechanism at the loop handle. The handheld spectacles fold and the push button locking mechanism holds them in place. Quite clever. The handle is looped to be able to use with a chatelaine. Tortoise shell rims, the nose pieces appear to be brass. Matching leather case. The spectacles measure approximately 4 3/4" wide x 1 7/8" tall. In very good antique condition with no cracks or chips.