Gold plated AO pince-nez no lenses 1920s
This is a beautiful gold plated AO pince-nez with no lenses from the “Great Gatsby” era of the 1920s.
The underside of the gold spring is engraved, “AO 1/10 12k GF”. The frame is by American Optical and contains at least ten percent 12k gold filled.
Also at each end of the underside is a “31”.
This indicates the original lenses which are absent were focused at 31 inches. This would translate to a +1.25 reading lens power. Although these appear unused, at some point they present now without lenses.
It is a very light weight frame and would make an excellent movie prop where a pince-nez is required.