Victorian Gunmetal Lorgnette Glasses
A fabulous lorgnette from the Victorian (ca1880) period! Made of gunmetal, the piece consists of a pair of folding reading glasses encased in a simple, yet stylish lorgnette case. The surface of the encasement has a matte, rich charcoal color, and the hand engraved initials "MJA" can be found one the side of the encasement in fancy script. The eye glasses fold in half, and are hidden within the gunmetal cover. They easily swing out with a simple push of a button located on the side of the handle. At the end of the piece is a simple silver ring, which is perfect for hanging the pendant from a chain. This special piece from the Victorian period would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: When closed, the gunmetal case hangs 4 3/4" long and measures approximately 1 1/4" at the widest point. When opened, the space between the lenses measures 1" wide and the length of the eye glasses from end to end is 4".
Condition: The overall condition of the lorgnette is excellent. There is some minimal surface wear along the gunmetal handle, however, this is hardly noticeable. There is no damage to the eye glasses, which fold and move easily, and stay secure once placed in the gunmetal encasement. The spring button mechanism is in excellent working condition.