A FABULOUS TORTOISESHELL DOUBLE MAGNIFYER/LORGENETTE COMBI.
A tortoiseshell double magnifyer/lorgnette combi.
- A fabulous novelty item from the turn of the last Century. this is a double magnifying glass. The frame is sprung and with the slide release, the glass becomes a lorgnette. The piece is probably French and has a tortoiseshell handle and filled gold frame. A charming item for the collector, but with a practical use.
P&P contribution £8.00 UK
Condition :- Excellent, with no cracks or breaks. The mechanism and spring are strong. There is some minor scarring to the tortoiseshell, which is not damage but a natural part of the material. There a are some light scuffs to the glass which does not affect use.
Date :- c1900.
Origin :- French.
Composition :- Tortoisehell and filled gold plating.
Length :- 12.5 cms.
Diameter :- 4.25 cms.
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Jeff Sims Antiques Internal Ref: 10628