This is one you'll want to take and use, the lenses are clear and in focus. Slides open smoothly and is a 2-draw with a superb ivory barrel, it's one we've had in my own collection for decades. Collections are all being disbursed now, along with fresh incoming inventory. Decades of wonderful antiques, all! Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. Lenses are undamaged and clear - perhaps if one takes it apart to clean interior of the lenses it would be even clearer but it is clear. The beautiful old Dieppe-carved ivory barrel has only a single tiny age split extending only about 2/16th" from edge at large end (see images).
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.
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