fine pair antique mother of pearl opera glasses by lemaire paris c1890

Fine Pair Antique Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses by LeMaire, Paris c.1890



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A very fine pair of late nineteenth century opera glasses made from Mother of Pearl and the original gilded brass; made by the creme de la creme of makers, LeMaire of Paris.
The makers mark (the Napoleonic Bee) is engraved on the underside of frame and the case is also lucky enough to have an embossed Bee on the push button closure on the front of the leather case. Even the Mother of Pearl eye pieces have the bee engraved and inked together with the signature of this eminent maker.
The original case is lined in a vibrant purple silk, the leather has been professionally polished, some wear one side of the handle but intact.
Excellent working order; fine quality and condition, dating to c.1890. The case measuring 4 1/4" x 2" x 2 3/4" tall.
Item ID: 41018
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Height = 7 cm (3")
Width = 10.8 cm (4")
Depth = 5.1 cm (2")

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