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Concealed Lorgnette and Mechanical Pencil
Mechanical Pencil and Concealed Lorgnette, ca 1925. 14K Gold. Attributed to Tiffany & Co. Marked "14K" and engraved with the initials "I.P.R." Measures 4 9/16" when closed.
c. 1925
Double Lorgnette
Gold case with tortoiseshell overlay conceals two folding lorgnettes. The case has a fine gold embossed border. On one side, the case has at center a rectangular gold cartouche; the other side bears an oval cartouche. Tiny levers release the lenses which fold over each other and are concealed in th
c. 1880
Folding Lorgnette
Folding lorgnette has handle that is also an ear trumpet.
Folding lorgnette
Folding lorgnette with silver lens frames and elongated, ornately embossed silver handle.
Folding lorgnette
Lorgnette has clear blue enamel over machine engraving and white enamel borders. The body is studded with rose-cut diamonds on both front and back. Central oval Limoges plaque depicts bathers with cherubs. Tiny lever at side releases lenses which fold one over the other and lock into place. Sca
Lorgnette with heavily embossed gilt-silver case and inset with four turquoise rounds on one side, and engraved with a monogram on the other. Tiny lever releases the oval lenses which fold over each other and are concealed by the decorative cover. A ring is attached at the end of the handle so tha
Lorgnette with Turquoise, c1890. Silver-gilt and embossed case has an oval turquoise stone at center. Tiny lever releases the lenses that fold over each other and are concealed in the decorative cover. American. Measures 3 ½" when closed.
Lorgnette and chain
14KT gold lorgnette has Egyptian-motif of a woman's face in profile and diamonds ornamenting the hair. Art nouveau in design. Face is brushed gold with painted details. Backside of lorgnette has engraved monogram. Overall the lorgnette is embossed with a raised scalloped design. Tiny lever at side

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