Bling! : Excessive Accessories: Bejeweled Splendor
Object Name:
Eyeglasses
Object ID:
6376-16
Year Range from:
1900
Year Range to:
1920
Description:
A pair of pince-nez-type eyeglasses of silver frames with side loop and round glass lenses

Pince-nez (play /?pænsne?/ or /?p?nsne?/;[1] French pronunciation: [p??s?ne]) are a style of spectacles, popular in the 19th century, which are supported without earpieces, by pinching the bridge of the nose. The name comes from French – pincer, to pinch, and nez, nose.
Although pince-nez were used in Europe in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, modern ones appeared in the 1840s and reached their peak popularity around 1880 to 1900. By the late 1930s, they were popular mostly with the elderly. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pince-nez
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