Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses by Jacques LeMaire, Paris


A beautiful pair of miniature binoculars, or opera glasses, crafted from brass and clad in iridescent mother of pearl inlaid panels. Dating from the late 19th century, these were made by renowned craftsman Jacques LeMaire, who is credited with the invention of this must-have accessory for the elevated social classes, and whose factory in Paris is recognised as the creator of some of the finest examples of them. Designed to be used at the opera house for a better view of the onstage performances, they would make an excellent addition to the shelf of any serious theatre or music lover, or a unique gift. In excellent working condition.

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Dimensions 10,5 × 4,5 × 76 cm

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