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French Brass Opera Glasses early 20th Century.

Item#: OIB118



Unique small lorgnette opera glasses in which handle and body are coated with faux leather. The handle is telescopic and made so that holding the binoculars would be more comfortable. The glasses are signed 'Duvellroy Paris'. The opera glasses come in their original matching faux leather case (with some wear and a small tear at the catch), signed on the inside: 'Duvellroy 47 passage panoramas & 11 Boule. de la Madeleine'. Duvellroy is a famous merchant in Paris and London. They had been selling fans for most of the 19th century and the early 20th. Another of their stores was on Regent St. in London. Height when fully extended is 3.75 cm (1.4 inches)