A beautiful pair of antique opera glasses made of gilt brass metal and enamel. The binocular tops and extension knob are made of real mother of pearl. The pink enamel barrels are covered in gilt stars and have beaded cartouches and borders containing hand painted sprays of multi coloured flowers. The underside is inscribed “REG Armstrong 14.August 1884”.
Measures – width 10.4 cm, closed height 6.3 cm, extended height 8.5 cm.
Retailer’s mark Sharman D Neill, Belfast.