A pair of Swiss gold and jewelled enamelled opera glasses, Geneva, circa 1840, sold for £20,000 at Christie's.
Sportiere Paris Binoculars on OneKingsLane.com by castle antiques 395
Antique Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses w/ Fancy Case
vintage, antique, telephone, blue
Antique French Kiln-fired Enamel Opera Glasses, Putti and Crossed Torches, Cupid, Angels Photo credit: Antiques & Uncommon Treasure
18thC inspired ballgown.
Late-1800s French Opera Glasses $400 These are fashioned from enamel n mother-of-pearl, date from last quarter of 19th century and display many fine details, including raised hand-painting in the Japanese moriage technique. Specialty binoculars such as these first emerged in the 1820s, and by the end of that century they had become a standard accessory in theater-going society. These are gorgeous, in near-mint condition, and—according to the "Verdi Paris" emblem—made in Paris, al