SOLD! for $560.00.
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Four silver lorgnettes or folding eye glasses. 1st item: Silver lorgnette marked Gorham, "Lion, anchor, G", with open scrollwork pendant case, oval spectacles marked and test as sterling, case tests .800 silver, 6" L, engraved. 2nd item: Lorgnette with Rococo-style repousse case, marked "Sterling", with mask detail at ends of handle and oval spectacles, 5-1/3"L, on chain with broken clasp (15"). 3rd item: Lorgnette with Art Nouveau floral case, unmarked, and oval spectacles, 5-1/4"L. 4th item: Art Deco pendant style mechanical lorgnette with marcasite black enamel pendant case inset with raised bow decoration studded with colorless stones, concealing 8-sided folding spectacles, all on a silver chain with pierced beads. Unmarked. Pendant 1-1/2"L, chain 33"L. Provenance: the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Burton Silbert, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: All items in very good condition except for broken chain clasp on item #2.