Art Nouveau Amethyst Lorgnette

Art Nouveau Amethyst Lorgnette

Beauty and functionality! — This stunning relic made during the Art Nouveau era features collapsible reading glasses encased within this ornate, amethyst-adorned golden wand!

This antique lorgnette was handmade in a satiny 14 karat yellow gold with visible patina that adds depth to its unique charm. The front and back of the oval cover that ingeniously hides the reading glasses is bordered with intricate repoussé in the form of soft swirls and scrolls, and it boasts 4 open-back, deep-purple amethysts on one side. With the simple push of a button, the glasses pop out for you to use! To collapse, the lenses fold in half and then fold back into the stylish wand. There is also a round loop at the end of the wand, perfect for the addition of a chain, so you can style it as a fabulous pendant!

  • Measurements: 5 and 1/4 inches long by 1 and 1/2 inches wide

This decorative bauble enabled women to view their surroundings clearly, but it was also used for social purposes. A large portion of the social life of European ladies involved people-watching! What wonderful conversation piece it can make! Antique lovers all around will surely cherish this stunning piece of history. 

Inventory # P13533

Regular price $2,250.00 USD Sale