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SOLD - 15 ct Yellow Gold Lorgnette - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian 15 carat yellow gold lorgnette; part of the diverse range of collectables at AC Silver

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SOLD - 15 ct Yellow Gold Lorgnette - Antique Victorian
SOLD - 15 ct Yellow Gold Lorgnette - Antique Victorian

Description


This Victorian folding lorgnette has been crafted in 15ct yellow gold.


The folding eyeglasses are of the style patented by Robert Bretell Bate in 1825, incorporating a spring-loaded mechanism which permits the glasses to be folded over each other in a compact form.


On releasing the small round catch positioned to the border of one lens, the second lens moves smoothly into position.


The lorgnette is fitted with a short, knopped, hallmarked loop handle.


Condition


This Victorian lorgnette is a very good gauge of gold, fine quality and in excellent condition.

There are some minor surface scratches to lenses, in keeping with age.

The hallmarks struck to the loop handle are clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this item.


Dimensions


Total length 12.6cm / 4.9"

Folded length 8.8cm /3.4"

Length of handle 3.4cm / 1.3"

Lens diameter 3.2cm / 1.2"

 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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