A Georgian Folding Horn Magnifying Glass
Magnifying glasses were a popular accessory during the 18th and 19th Century. Ladies would often wear a glass hung from a chain, enabling them to inspect something small without having to wear spectacles. Gentlemen would have a pocket folding glass for the same purpose, then there were the large glasses on ornate handles which would be placed on a desk or in a library.
This magnifying glass has a horn frame and cover and would be carried by a gentleman in his pocket. The lense can be swivelled back into its case when not in use to protect the lense
The lense is in good condition with no chips to the glass. The horn has very minor scuffs but no chips or cracks. The metal rivets are in good order and the glass swivels well.
Dimensions: 5.5cm x 4.5cm when closed