Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S
Antique sterling silver lorgnette.
These were worn as a pendant on a ling chain, ribbon or a chatelaine. They were also worn on watch chain pins. Some had distance lenses for events such as the opera and others magnifying lenses for reading something up close such as a program or menu.
I did not have the lenses checked on a lensometer, but the magnification appears to be in the +2.00 diopter range. Just an estimation.
The glasses fold in the center and swing into the case well.
Measures 4 7/8" by 7/8".
It is hand engraved with "SRS".
Weighs 33.3 grams.
I have not cleaned or polished it to preserve the original patina and value as antique.
Not marked as sterling but has been acid tested.