An attractive 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 scarlet red enamel barrels each have a large hand painted portrait of a young woman, the flower head and foliate edged cartouche is painted in gilt and silver leaf.
Measures – width 10cm, closed height 4.9cm, extended height 6cm.
French. Circa 1890.
Retailer’s mark for Chevalier, Paris.