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Elegant Victorian Art Nouveau Lorgnette Spectacles
Elegant Victorian Art Nouveau Lorgnette Spectacles
Elegant Victorian Art Nouveau Lorgnette Spectacles
Elegant Victorian Art Nouveau Lorgnette Spectacles

Material:  Gold Gilt Metal

Size: Case Length ~ apx. 5 & 1/2 inches, Width ~ 1 & 1/4 inches

Quantity:  1

Very elegant, sophisticated gold gilt Art Nouveau lorgnette spectacles, dating to the later Victorian or early Edwardian era, c. 1890 - 1910.

The eye glass case features a lovely floral design with flowing Art Nouveau elements and a nice satin gilt gold finish, very similar to period jewelry of the era.

A lovely script monogram decorates one side of the case;  AB

The lorgnette is in very nice antique estate condition.

All hardware appears to be present, including the original chatelaine loop.

A slight downward pressure on the release mechanism frees the spectacles, which open easily as shown in the last image.  Both mechanism and spring appear to be in good working condition.  The glasses fold easily, with proper alignment and snap securely back into case.

Interestingly, we see a very tiny bubble within one of the eye glasses lens.  While we often see bubbles and waves in period glass of this era, we have not previously encountered such in an eye glass lens, so seemingly rather novel and unique.

The satin gilt finish does not show well in my images, appearing rather dull, however it actually remains quite shiny, nice, sparkly and reflective.  It looks, I believe, very much like when the lorgnette was new, with just minimal wear to tiny area on upper back where it likely rested in a box for a hundred plus years.

We find no makers marks but the design and construction is very similar to well made Krementz examples of the period.

An elegant and sophisticated Art Nouveau lorgnette, in very nice original condition.

Elegant Victorian Art Nouveau Lorgnette Spectacles

$ 179.00

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