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OPERA GLASSES AND SPYGLASSES
metal; enamel; bronze ormolu
overall: 138 x 60 mm
Two-draw spyglass. Flared barrel consists of separately welded panels of gilded bronze ormolu, each featuring an oval enamel plaque depicting portrait busts (two male, two female) above and full-length figures (three male, one female), wearing historical dress, below. Two draw tubes. Eyepiece with milled edge. Screw-top. Probably French.