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French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold
French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold
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French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold
French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold
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French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold

  • These unique 18K metamorphic gold French opera glasses are the epitome of elegance and luxury
  • Exquisitely engraved, these glasses fold up perfectly to fit into their tortoiseshell case
  • When opened, they spring to life to reveal the most fashionable 19th-century theatre accessories
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$64,500
Item No. 31-8532

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These unique 18K metamorphic gold French opera glasses are the epitome of both elegance and luxury. Exquisitely engraved with delicate floral motifs, these glasses fold up perfectly to fit into their tortoiseshell holder. When opened, the opera glasses expand so that one could have perhaps the most fashionable 19th-century theatre accessory.

Their original tortoiseshell case is fitted with fine gold hinges. When taken out of their case and their hook released, the unique design. . .
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These unique 18K metamorphic gold French opera glasses are the epitome of both elegance and luxury. Exquisitely engraved with delicate floral motifs, these glasses fold up perfectly to fit into their tortoiseshell holder. When opened, the opera glasses expand so that one could have perhaps the most fashionable 19th-century theatre accessory.

Their original tortoiseshell case is fitted with fine gold hinges. When taken out of their case and their hook released, the unique design of the glasses delightfully springs to life, allowing patrons prime viewing of the action both on stage and in the audience. With such meticulous attention to detail and precious materials, these magnificent opera glasses were likely custom-made for a theatre lover.

Circa 1860

4 3/4" high x 5" wide x 3" deep
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French Metamorphic Opera Glasses, 18K Gold
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Other
Depth: 3.0 in. (7.62 cm)
Width: 5.0 in. (12.7 cm)
Height: 4.75 in. (12.07 cm)
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