Lovely antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette & Chain, dating to the late 19th Century. Has an elegant open work handle and is in operating condition and opens to a double pair of Glasses (Lorgnette). The Sterling Lorgnette Chain is just as lovely and is quite long, measuring 23" long and with an unusual ornate design or elongated links accented by larger elongated open work wire links. At the end of this Chain is another 4 1/4" length of Sterling Chain that connects the Lorgnette to the 23" Chain. The Lorgnette itself measures 3 1/2" in length and the lens measure 1 1/2" in diameter. The frame is marked Sterling on the underside of the nose piece (difficult to photograph with clarity due to the location). Beautiful piece in very good condition! Lenses obviously have surface scratches. Some collectors use these in place of reading glasses and have their prescription lenses placed in the rims. The Antique Lorgnette and Long Silver Chain shows well in the photos and best in person!