What is a Lorgnette?

You will often see the option for a Lorgnette Stick that can be added to your masquerade mask if you want to hold it rather than wear it using our soft cotton ties. Lorgnette? Where did this term come from? 

Derived from the French term "lorgner"… Lorgnette is actually a pair of opera glasses. They have a small handle on the side of the frame used to hold up to the face.  During the 19th century, used by many women as a jewelry piece at the opera and even worn at masquerade parties.

Gypsy Renaissance uses the term Lorgnette stick for masks to serve the same purpose as the spectacles. When adding and item to your shopping cart on the website, you will see the option to have your mask with a lorgnette stick. In addition, there is a choice to have a lorgnette stick and base.  This option allows you to handle your mask by the lorgnette stick, then later display it standing upright. A great option during party events to show off your gorgeous masquerade mask when not handling it. And of course, as decor in your home. 

Left handed? Since all masks are made to order, you are able to request a left handed lorgnette mask.  This can be easily done by adding a special note to your order at check out, or call the artist direct! 607-336--1441

Left handed Lorgnette stick for female mask and companion with traditional tie on mask.

Left handed Lorgnette stick for female mask and companion with traditional tie on mask.