Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 1
Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 1
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Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 3
Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 4
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Antique Sterling Silver Lorgnette Magnifying Glasses Pendant for Chatelaine S - Yourgreatfinds, Vintage Jewelry - 7
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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.