A fabulous 1-draw but large monocular opera glass, ivory barrel and brilliant high gold finish. Both original optical lens are in place, but must have some adjustment as I can't get a clear view through it. I've had it for decades, just in display atop desk. The optician's name and address in Lyon, France is on the eyepiece. The retracting-extending barrel slides smoothly and well, and the adjustment does, as well, but again, lens must need an adjustment. Full measurements noted on our photos.
Very good to excellent condition for display, a single small shrinkage line on one side of the superb ivory barrel, marked with 'x' for your review. No other visible flaws, and the lens are both in place and unbroken, but must need adjustment as I am unable to get a focus. Not sure what it might need, I have only displayed this gorgeous old thing.
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.