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Old Antique Opera Glasses  - late 19th Century

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Old Antique Opera Glasses - late 19th Century

A lovely pair of late Victorian opera glasses. The barrels are covered in dark brown leather. At either end of the leather barrel is a beautiful decorative scroll gilt . They are in fair condition with minimal gilt loss for their age. They do, however, look like they have been repaired at some site as there is the remnant of solder around the decorative bandwork. There are also a couple of small dents at theend of the barrels, which are shown in the last photograph.

They are in need of a clean. All optics are in good condition with great clarity and working remarkably well for their age. Unfortunately, there is no case with this pair.

These would work so well at the theatre today and there is still a lot of life left in these. So often I come across glasses that look good but are no longer functional. These still work well. Optics need cleaning. As usual, eyepieces unscrew to access internal lens areas.


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Old Antique Opera Glasses - late 19th Century


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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