A museum quality Etruscan revival lorgnette crafted in bloomed 14 karat yellow gold. The piece consists of a pair of folding glasses encased in a gold granulation setting with blue sapphires. The front and the back of the lorgnette are not the same, but are similarly detailed. Seven sapphires are encircled by swirling gold wires on one side. The reverse side has more gold wire and granulation framing a beautifully engraved monogram reading "LF" in ribbon script. The glasses swing out with a push of the button lever located on the side of the handle and collapse in order to be folded in half while not in use. Hang from your favorite chain for an incredible (and functional) statement necklace!

Item # WE62817-02

Antique Sapphire & Gold Victorian Lorgnette

  • Metal- 14 karat yellow gold
    Size- 5 x 1.15 x .52 inches
    Gemstones- seven bezel set deep blue sapphires: five at approximately 2.15 mm, and one at 2.55 mm
    Details- 5 mm bail opening, bloom finish gold, gold bead granulation and wire work, engraving
    Comments- mechanism operates smoothly and closes firmly
    Condition- excellent antique condition