A very attractive and compact pair of French opera glasses, made circa 1920, in perfect translucent pale blue enamel over an engine-turned base, gilt-metal and with Mother o' Pearl eye-pieces and focussing wheel. Unusually, they are signed: 'Deraisme Fabt. (fabricant/maker) Paris. The original case is in very dark green leather, the outside in very good condition, with inside a rather spotty mirror, and somewhat deteriorated cream silk interior. One of the eye-piece lenses has a barely noticeable hair-line crack, not affecting the excellent visual properties. I never buy these without checking that they work! The glasses are 3 1/2 inches: 9.3 cms across at the widest, and 1 3/4 inches: 4.8 cms contracted.
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N.Bloom & Son was established by my maternal grandfather in 1912. I have run the business since 1971. I specialise in high-quality old jewellery, mostly late 19th and 20th century, of interesting and unusual design. After having a succession of shops in the West End over forty years, and having a achieved a high reputation and profile with the public, I decided to close my last shop in 2005, and now I trade solely over the internet, or by person-to-person contact with clients. I can be contacted by telephone 020 7629 5060, or from abroad 0044 20 7629 5060 or by email as below. Prices ncludes insured free-of-charge UK/Europe posting for any item, or free-of-charge sending by FedEx world-wide for any item over £500’
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