Offering a pair of antique French enamel opera glasses. This beautiful pair of glasses is in the deep cobalt blue background which is typified in many Sevres pieces. The deep blue contrasts with sparkling gold stars and gold trim on the edges and surrounding the cartouches of roses and pansies on each lens. The enamel is in amazing condition with no chips or cracks. As you can see in the photos the lone condition issue is that the gold circles that surround each cartouche at one time each had round raised enamel centers and many of those are missing.
See full description for many more details. The only markings I can find are on the bridge where it is marked what I think is JUMELLE Duchess. Opera Glasses Binoculars Sevres Style Blue & Gold French Enamel.The enamel remains very smooth and the coloring of the painting is completely preserved in both it's color and detail. Is in nice shape showing some rub from time and use. The mechanisms all rotate smoothly. Are clear and have no cracks or chips. The Mother of Pearl on the eye cups. Is in very nice condition. There is one line but it does not appear to be a full crack. Still works well and the Wheel turns freely. The only markings I can find are on the bridge where it is marked what I think is. The measurements are as follows.
Height: Compressed: 58mm (2.28 inches). Extended:74.4mm(2.92 inches).Width: 103mm (4.06 inches). Diameter of each lens: 40.35 mm (1.58 inches). Weight: 235 grams (8.2 ounces). This wonderful pair of Jumelle Duchess French Opera Glasses is very finely crafted in high quality, done in the style and popular color of Sevres.
Pieces from that same time period- -very possibly these are indeed unmarked Sevres. Overall the glasses have a nice weighty feel of quality and substance.
These opera gasses or binoculars were sized and elaborately decorated for use in the opulent European theaters for operas, ballets, concerts, etc. This is a high quality piece artistically adorned.This process took a very skilled artisan. The enamel remains amazingly intact after all these years! Get images that make Supersized seem small.
Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "Antique 19th c. Opera Glasses Binoculars Sevres Style Blue & Gold French Enamel" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Other Antique Furniture".
The seller is "eldia2" and is located in Brewster, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.