Antique Enamel Opera Glasses
Date: Circa 1900
An elegant pair of antique opera glasses with extending lorgnette handle. Made of gilt brass metal with real mother of...
An elegant pair of antique opera glasses with extending lorgnette handle. Made of gilt brass metal with real mother of pearl binocular tops and handle, the body and handle mounts with pretty yellow enamel decoration. Small size.
Measures – width 9.2 cm, closed height 4.2 cm, extended height 5.8 cm. Spread with handle extended 22 cm.
Retailer’s mark Au Bon Marche, Bruxelles.
Literature. Guilloché (or Guilloche) engraving is a decorative technique in which an intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material with fine detail. This engine turning decoration is called guilloché in French, after the French engineer “Guillot” who invented the machine to carry out this kind of engraving (the rose machine).
These mini binoculars are in very good condition with no damage. Fully functional.
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