A relic from the past, this 1950's lucite lorgnette is a rare find.
They fold up to hang around your neck.
Perfect size, perfect color…
the focal point for a new assemblage piece.
A lorgnette (//) is a pair of spectacles with a handle.
The lorgnette was usually used as a piece of jewelry, rather than to enhance vision.
Fashionable ladies preferred them to spectacles.
These were very popular at masquerade parties and used often at the opera
(becoming the model for today's opera glasses).
They were worn popularly in the 19th century.
Some treasures are hard to sacrifice to the assemblage…
but I really don't find myself at the opera very often!
It's worth it.
Do you have any beautiful objects around the house
that you never use, but can't seem to part with?
Consider turning them into a work of art, and enjoy them every day!