These are 1890's petite Opera Glasses that are covered in polished Mother of Pearl. The Extension handle is finished in the same manner and has a fancy gold cap at the end and also has faux tortoise shell on the end that clips on to the glasses. This option of having a handle is an extra special set-up as most do not have a handle and most are not removable. These Opera Glasses are marked " Chevalier Paris " on the lens pieces and are enameled in black around the eye lenses. They measure 3 1/2" across the top and 3 7/8" across the bottom and 2 3/8 ' tall ( not opened up all the way ) The handle measures 6" long and is 9" when extended all the way. Both the optical and physical is condition are great. They are covered with Polished Mother of Pearl with brass and nickel fittings that gives them that very special look of a high Quality Antique and one that is beautiful to own and show off. These would be very showy for use at a play or Opera and would look wonderful on a vanity dresser with other fancy dresser items.
Antique Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Victorian Objects