Antique French Silver Lorgnette Circa 1890. Stock ID 8834

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Seller: waxantiques (516) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 122398942126 waxantiques Antique French Silver Lorgnette Please scroll down for photographs below A decorative antique gilt silver folding magnifying glass or eyeglass with a spring clip. Length 15.5 cms. Spread across the lenses 14 cms. Unmarked silver with gold finish. French. Circa 1890. Literature: By the 19th century well-dressed ladies wore "long chains" from which were suspended watches or lorgnettes, as well as lockets and other useful implements. A lorgnette is, quite simply, a pair of spectacles mounted on a handle. The precursor to modern opera glasses, lorgnettes were a common sight during the 19th century at the theatre as well as the opera. Condition: This charming little silver eye glass is in very good condition with no apparent damage or restoration. The gilt is worn on the highlights. Fully functional. Unmarked. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. Our reference: 8834 waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers. All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Payment: Pay with PayPal or credit card. Please make all cheques payable to "Wax Antiques" Shipping: We ship worldwide. Posting days are Wednesday and Friday. Posting and packing for: UK: FREE European Union: FREE North America, Australia and Japan: FREE Rest of the world: Price on request In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. Please contact us without delay so that we can assist you. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Return shipping expenses will be the buyer's responsibility. Buyers are fully responsible for any custom duties that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union. Condition: More photos below the item description. This charming little silver eye glass is in very good condition with no apparent damage or restoration. The gilt is worn on the highlights. Fully functional. Unmarked. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item., Product: Lorgnette, Age: 1850-1899, Country of Origin: France, Original/Repro: Original

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