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Antique LeMaire Fi Opera Glasses Vintage Paris Binoculars 1800's Mother Of Pearl Theater Glasses

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This is a gorgeous antique pair of Paris Lamaire Fi mother of pearl opera glasses or vintage binoculars from the late 1800's.

They have the famous Lamaire "bee" hallmark, and are also hallmarked with the Lamaire Fi name on the mother of pearl eye pieces.

The glasses are in excellent condition, with no damage to the mother of pearl. They also have the mother of pearl on the shaft of the extensions, as well as faceted mother of pearl around the eye pieces.

The only issue we can find is some wear to the black enamel around the bottom lenes, and some slight tarnish and scuffing to the brass.

The brass base does have an Old English engraved "B" initial on it.

They measure 4 inches in width, and are 3 inches in height when fully extended.

The lenes are in great condition, with no cracks, chips or scratches; and the fly wheel action is smooth.

A fabulous pair of opera glasses for use or to add to your antique vignette or use at the opera.

The coloration of these glasses is stunning; our photos don't do them justice.

They come with the original leather and satin lined case, that shows wear. The leather handle on the case is ripped, and the clasp is missing, as well as one of the hindges is missing the pin; but the case does stay closed when snapped shut. You just push on the center front of the case to open the locking mechanisim.

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Antique LeMaire Fi Opera Glasses Vintage Paris Binoculars 1800's Mother Of Pearl Theater Glasses

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: brass, mother of pearl, glass lenes, tapestry pouch, satin ribbon drawstring
  • Feedback: 516 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New Mexico, United States
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