Art Deco Platinum Diamond & Onyx Lorgnette Glasses Pendant
An elegant lorgnette pendant from the Art Deco (ca1920) era! This platinum pendant doubles as an expandable pair of lorgnette glasses. The glass lenses (non-prescription) are encased within platinum borders, which have been embellished with an engine-turned pattern. The handle at the top doubles as the pendant's bail, allowing it to hang from a complimentary chain. Decorating the surface are black onyx stones and an delicate rose cut diamonds, which add a beautiful sparkle! The lorgnette opens mechanically with a small switch at the side of the handle, allowing the glasses to expand outwards. Engraved inside the bridge of the glasses are the initials "M.P.S." A very unique and collectible piece from the Art Deco period, it would look beautiful worn on special occasions!
Measurements: When closed, the pendant hangs 2 3/8" long (including the handle/bail), and 1 1/4" wide. When opened, the expanded pendant hangs 4 1/2" long, from the top of the bail to the bottom of the lens. Each individual lens measures 1 5/8" long and 1 1/4" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the lorgnette pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum setting or to the glass lenses, which are both intact and free of any significant chips or scratches. The pop-out switch remains in good working condition, and the diamond and onyx stones are all intact.