Pince-nez and case; [?]; [?]; 2010.33


Pince-nez and case

About this object

Pince-nez and case; a pair of pince-nez spectacles of clear glass with brass nose-bridge. The case is lined with black velvet and covered externally with black paper. Printed on the back of the case: "Consulting Optician, Hugh Neill, OBOA, 248 George St, Dunedin".



Date Made


Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, glass;
processed material, metal;
processed material, paper;
processed material, textile, velvet.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on the back of the case: 'CONSULTING / OPTICIAN / Hugh Neill / O.B.O.A. / 248 George St / DUNEDIN'


Part 1, Pince-nez: h 34mm x l 103mm
Part 2, Case: h 15mm x l 110mm x w 48mm

Subject and Association Keywords

manners and customs, costume. dress. fashion

Subject and Association Keywords

ophthalmology, optometry. opticians. eyeglasses

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

personal effect

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