A gorgeous pair of hand painted porcelain Opera Glasses are brilliantly enameled and embellished with raised gilt.
Starting with the ground - sheer layers of enameling in rich cobalt and lighter blues provide the ground for the centrally the 4 painted floral bouquets predominantly colored in bright pinks, purples and greens. Surrounding the flora are ovals of gem like beads of raised gilt enameling. To the top and bottom of the arms there are hand painted surrounds in the most brilliant silvered white. Dots of under-glaze gilt adorn the sides.
Mother of Pearl eye pieces. Closed these measure 2.5" x 4.5"
CONDITION: In overall fine antique condition with only the expected age related wear. No cracks, or losses of enamel. Brass hardware has darkened. Lenses are very good quality with good magnification and they open and close as they should. Unmarked, these are 19th century - beautifully exhibiting the work of those unparalleled fine Sevres Enamelists.
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These will also come in a satin lined black velvet drawstring pouch for toting around in your evening purse.
An incredible gift for the Collector - and also wonderfully useful.
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