In the hands of the beholder…

Stunning French Art Deco Hinged Platinum Lorgnette With Rose Cuts And Onyx

Stunning French Art Deco Hinged Platinum Lorgnette With Rose Cuts And Onyx

French Art Deco platinum lorgnette
(a real eye-catcher)

A lorgnette (or face-à-main) is a pair of glasses (or opera glasses) held by a long handle at one side mostly used by the (well-to-do) ladies.

This particular type of lorgnette has a hidden system in its stem that, by moving it slowly down with the tip of your fingers, will release a spring that will open the closed lorgnette with one glass and makes it into a double-glassed lorgnette.

Craftfully worked out in platinum and richly covered with rose cut diamonds and little carré calibrated stones makes this utensil a true jewel.

Click the picture for more information on this beauty.

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