Antique Folding Lorgnette Glasses With Marcasite Handle Circa 1920s
ANTIQUE MARCASITE FOLDING LORGNETTE GLASSES IN ORIGINAL CASE - CIRCA 1920S
Lorgnettes were a common sight during the 19th century at the theater as well as the opera. The name lorgnette derives from the French word lorgner – meaning “to ogle” or “to eye furtively”.
The glasses fold neatly together and open by way of a spring-loaded catch to the side of the silver and marcasite decorated handle. They fit inside their original tan color leatherette case which appears to have some handwriting but quite faded so can't quite make out what it says. The octagon shape lenses are scratch-free and overall the glasses are in excellent condition and good working order. A very nice and collectible antique item.
- Handle measures 5 cm
- Weight of glasses: 25.3 grams
- The diameter of glasses when open is 10 cm
- Loop on handle ready for a chain
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