Beautiful and elegant antique 14k yellow gold lorgnette, a set of folding opera glasses with a spring loaded deployment latch that easily opens with the pinch of a finger. To close simply fold down after use.
The latch mechanism is in very fine working condition, and the lenses can be changed out for prescription lenses as needed.
Dates to circa 1920s.
Nose bridge is marked 14k in a box, with a maltese cross hallmark inside a circle.
Weighs 25.2 grams.
Width of the frames from edge to edge is about 3 ¾”. Length of the lorgnette folded closed from lens edge to handle end is about 4 3/8”. Each lens is about 1 3/8” wide.
Excellent working vintage condition. Gently pre-owned. Couple of very light scratches on lenses, can be seen with magnification. No chips or cracks.