Antique Victorian Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold 7.1gr Folding Lorgnette Pendant W Handle No Glass
This is an antique late Victorian early Edwardian 14K yellow gold folding lorgnette with a fancy etched floral handle. It has very fine quality hand workmanship. The goldsmith work is also high quality. It is marked, tested and Guaranteed to be solid 14K gold….not plated or filled. Closed Size is 2 1/2″ from top to bottom of handle by 2″ wide across including the hinge. Opened it is 2 5/8″ by 4 1/8″. Weight is 7.1 grams. Condition is excellent. The rims are slightly off round. This is very slight and easily cured once the lenses are in place. The mechanism still works well. The back screw cover is missing if it ever had one to begin with…….This is 1.5mm and easily covered with a touch of solder if desired but not necessary…looks fine the way it is. The spring joint holds the glasses closed safely and securely. When the lever on the handle is moved down the eyeglasses readily pop open to the widest span. They also fold up with ease and stay securely locked in place. No tears or wear to the 14K gold. The fancy carved floral pattern on the both sides of the handle is still crisp and clear. No dents. For anyone with 2 lenses this is a gorgeous lorgnette for your antique gold jewelry collection or display. OR, just add a chain and it looks beautiful when worn. The 14K gold has lovely early crafting and the frames are still in excellent shape. They came from an estate where they had been carefully stored away for many, many years.