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Antique Rare French 18 Karat Victorian Enamel Cat Lorgnette

$9,300

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Rare as a needle in a haystack, a luxurious two sided lorgnette in 18 Kt gold and enamel, one side an enamel painting of a suspicious feline in white with blue eyes, while on the other side a scrolling vine and floral all over pattern. Your eye prescription can be inserted to the frame. This is likely a custom piece as unique as a blue moon. The background of the cat portrait is sky blue. The pet has a pink bow at her neck, pink inner ears, pink tongue, nose an lips. The border of the entire lorgnette is sparkling blue enamel on a darker background, a border that appears to be cabriolet set sapphires. No detail on this jewel was overlooked in creating a magnificent piece. The lorgnette opens with the slide of a button. The spring is perfect and the jewel closes tightly . The eagle head mark shows the jewel to be 18kt was affixed in 1838. This jewel is perfect and owned with love of a pet and the jewel, therefore treated as precious and well preserved.

Details

  • Metal
  • Weight
    22.8 g
  • Dimensions
    Length: 3.50 in. (88.9 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1860
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #41371stDibs: LU329581452

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Stamford, CT
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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Located in Stamford, CT
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