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Antique gold lorgnette made in 15 carat gold

A lorgnette is a pair of glasses that are mounted onto a handle rather than sitting on the nose and fitting over the ears, and here is a magnificent antique lorgnette that not only looks so elegant and regal, but can still be used today.

Dating from the Victorian era of the 1870's, the lorgnette was made in 15 carat gold with the handle measuring 8cm plus the bail for a chain, by 2.5cm when closed or 11.7cm when opened.

And opening the lorgnette is easily done by pressing the small, discreet lever on the side that allows the lenses to spring out.

However it is the incredible and intricate fine detail and pierce work on both sides of the handle that really elevates this lorgnette to an entirely new level. The detail is simply extraordinary and is a real testament ot he quality of workmanship that went into making this well over 150 years ago.

This is a very beautiful and exciting piece, that will be such a wonderful conversation starter.

 

Stock# ET296

Circa: 1870

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Antique gold lorgnette

Antique gold lorgnette made in 15 carat gold

What is a lorgnette?

A lorgnette is a pair of glasses that are mounted onto a handle rather than sitting on the nose and fitting over the ears.

 

Click here to see more antique pendants that are currently instore:

https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product-category/antique/antique-pendant-antique/

 

A link to the beautiful Victoria & Albert museum in London:

https://www.vam.ac.uk/

 

 

 

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