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02/22/2018 05:07 PM
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FRENCH MOTHER OF PEARL OPERA GLASSES

Age. More than 80 years old
Composition. See below
Size. 2 ¼” high x 4” wide
Rating: 8
Comments. Stamped” Iris Paris” on one of the eyepieces these opera glasses have a brass body that is covered in mother of pearl panels. They expand out to 2 ¾" deep and still deliver a clear image. They are well made and heavy for their size. This item is in good shape with no apparent breaks having normal use wear, has some soiling and is missing one of the mother of pearl rings around one of the eyepieces as seen in our photo. Give them a cleaning and you’ll have a retro way to watch the fat lady sing at your next opera. Even the inner tubes are covered with mother of pearl panels, a feature that we have not seen in many of this type of item.

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