Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses
Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses
Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses
Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses
Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses
Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses

Antique Mid 19th Century French Folding Lorgnette, 18k and Tortoise Shell Glasses

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A gorgeous pair, folding reading glasses, lorgnette in very fine form, lenses intact and undamaged, 18k gold cartouche awaits your monogram. The functioning mechanism is smooth and without loss or damage, and the stunning cognac and chocolate tortoise shell housing is without loss or flaw, as ell. Large bale to hang on a gold chain or a velvet ribbon, the set dates c.1850-70. Full measurements noted on the photos.

Very good to excellent condition throughout, as noted above. 

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world. 

Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.