Magnifying Glasses

The handles of the magnifying glasses are from period umbrellas, parasols, canes or cutlery, circa 1890.  The glass is new, about the third power in strength, with either a chrome or brass rim to compliment the individual and unique handle. Every one is unusual and one-of-a-kind. The blades of the letter openers are new stainless steel made in Sheffield, England.

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Antique Magnifying Glasses

W501
Extraordinary carved mother of pearl handle with sterling silver detail of a face. 7 inches long with 4 inch glass, chrome rim. $450

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W502
Beautiful Vienna porcelain handle with cameo of a lady in an orange dress. Gorgeous gold beading design all over front and back. Original fabrication of magnifying glass with brass rim and handle. Handle is 6 3/4 inches with 4 inch glass. Circa 1880. $1300

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W503
Antler handle, sterling silver mounts, detail of a frog on the silver band. New glass and chrome rim. Handle is 5 3/4 inches with 4 inch glass. $195

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W504
Sterling silver repousse style decoration. Monogram on base "MER", Circa 1890; Handle is 6 1/2 inches; 4.5 inch glass, chrome rim. $300

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W505
Sterling silver handle. Monogram MEK, leaf design, circa 1900. $250

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W506
Sterling silver handle from a carving steel. Same on both sides. Handle is 5 inches; 4 inch glass. $200

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W507
Antler handle with sterling mounts in a acanthus leaf design. Handle  5 3/4 inches; 4inch glass, chrome rim. $195

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W508
Antler handle with sterling mounts in a seashell motif. Circa 1890. $175

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W509
Set of magnifying glass with matching letter opener. Carved mother of pearl handle from fruit knife and fork set.  Circa 1900. Handles are 3 1/2 inches, glass (chrome) 6 1/2 inches overall. Opener is 7 1/2 inches overall. $165

Antique Magnifying Glasses

W510
“Paul and Virginia” sterling silver handles, marked “F and B.” Handles are from a vanity set. Handles are 4 inches; glass (chrome) is 7 inches overall, and opener is 8 3/4 overall. Circa 1890. $175

 

 

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