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9 ct Yellow Gold Lorgnette - Antique Victorian

A fine and impressive antique Victorian 9 carat yellow gold lorgnette; part of the diverse range of collectables at AC Silver

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9 ct Yellow Gold Lorgnette - Antique Victorian

Description


These fine and impressive antique Victorian lorgnette has been crafted in 9 ct yellow gold.


The frame of these folding eyeglasses has been embellished with a sharp chased decoration.


A ring loop to the handle allows this impressive lorgnette to be worn as a pendant, as was the style of the period.


The folding lorgnette incorporated a hinged 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.


This antique 1890's lorgnette has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer) and verified as 9 ct gold.


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Condition


This impressive Victorian lorgnette is exceptional quality embellished with sharp chased decoration.

The lorgnette is an exceptional gauge of gold and is in excellent condition.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Victorian jewellery/estate jewelry.


Dimensions


Total length 13.3cm/5.2"

Folded length 8.4cm/3.3"

Length of handle 3.4cm/1.3"

Lens diameter 3.3cm/1.3"

Total Weight


17.4 grams


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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