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Art Deco Silver Lorgnette With a Marcasite & Gemstone Bow & Flower Basket Handle in Original Box

117R
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A stylish pair of lorngettes that spring open to reveal glasses that magnify. Lorgnettes were a real fashion statement in the 1920s and would have been worn on a long silver chain. The handle is a very pretty design of a flower basket and an elegant bow with sapphires and rubies and an emerald for the flowers and a cabochon blue sapphire detail for the bow. The graded marcasite (iron pyrites) glitters like rose diamonds in certain light. It is presented in it’s original red Moroccan leather box with black velvet and silk inside.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & Origin

Condition

Very good

Provenance

English

Materials

Silver EmeraldRubySapphire Marcasite

Hallmarks

Unmarked, tested to silver

Measurements

When open: Lorgnette width 10.3 cm
Height (with loop) 10.6cm
Glass 4cm in diameter
Box 12cm x 5.7 cm

Item Number

117R

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