ANTIQUE FRENCH ORMOLU & ENAMEL FLORAL OPERA GLASSES

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 26, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
ANTIQUE FRENCH ORMOLU & ENAMEL FLORAL OPERA GLASSES
DESCRIPTION
Stunning quality antique late Victorian opera glasses, which have been produced from ormolu with rich blue enamel panels to the barrels and bone (?) eye pieces and focus adjusting wheel. The enamel panel have been beautifully decorated with floral panel, each one being slightly different, and each are highlighted with gold gilt and enamel "jewels".
AGE
Late Victorian, circa 1880
SIZE
10cm (4") wide, 5cm (1¾") high and 3.5cm (1½") deep.
CONDITION
The glasses are in a very good condition for age, although t are two cracks to the enamel on each barrel (both near to the top rim). The ormolu is in a good condition with only minor wear consistent with use. One of the bone (?) eye pieces has a crack. The focus wheel is fully operational, and t is no major damage/scratches to the lenses. Please refer to the above photographs for details of condition.
Postage and packing to the UK will be $12.00 (via RM Special Delivery), to Europe will be $16.00 (via RM Airmail Signed For), and to the US, Canada, Australia will be $20.00 (via RM Airmail Signed For), anyw else please e-mail for postage costs.
PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER AUCTIONS/ EBAY SHOP AS I WILL BE LISTING FURTHER ANTIQUE OPERA GLASSES, AND WILL COMBINE FOR POSTAGE W EVER
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