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Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830

These magnifiers, called "Quizzing glasses" were popular in the early part of the 19th century. Worn on long ribbons or chains, they were not only a fashionable accessory but functional as well.
Most were designed in cased gold, and I rarely find examples such as this in solid 15 karat gold. The design of the gold is beautifully done, simple and elegant. The top swivels, so easy to attach to a chain or cord or ribbon. It is a magnifier although a personal lens could be replaced.
It measures 3 inches long X 1 3/8ths across.
Condition is excellent. The lease has minor scratches not visible when worn. It retains a lovely, original patina.
Completely original, functional and beautiful.
England, circa 1830

Item ID: 2392


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: gold/black, Size: 3 inches long X 1 3/8ths across

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Antique 15 Karat gold Magnifier Pendant Circa 1830

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