ANTIQUE GILT / BRASS MOTHER OF PEARL MINIATURE TELESCOPE for CHATELAINE c1800

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  • Item Category: Jewelry
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 19, 2014
  • Channel: Auction House

ANTIQUE GILT / BRASS MOTHER OF PEARL MINIATURE TELESCOPE for CHATELAINE c1800

A wonderful antique English, yellow metal miniature extending telescope fob / charm for a chatelaine; set with pink red ruby coloured pastes and lustrous mother of pearl panels.

A rather unusual, very collectable item!

CONDITION : All original and very good. Slight signs of gilding wear commensurate with age and use.

DEFECTS : None.

DATE/MARKS : Early 19th Century. Not marked.

DIMENSIONS : 22 mm long unextended, 42 mm long when extended (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.

WEIGHT : Approx. 14.7 grams.

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