Antique Victorian 18ct *Gold Cased* Magnifying Quizzing Glass
This quizzing glass is encased in a heavily scrolled and floral gold frame, reflecting the opulence and grandeur of the Victorian era. Its intricate design showcases delicate engravings and ornate patterns, which flow through the entire stem and looped handle.
A heavy example weighing over 35 grams this is a quality piece of the era, and heavily cased with 18ct gold.
With its practical yet fashionable design, this quizzing glass is not only a visual delight but also a functional accessory. The crystal lens provides a clear and magnified view, with no chips or abrasions to the thick lens, allowing you to appreciate the finest details of your surroundings with ease.
Whether used as a fashion statement or a tool for enhancing vision, this Victorian gold cased quizzing glass is a testament to the impeccable craftsmanship of a bygone era. It is a collector’s dream, an heirloom to be cherished and passed down through generations.
Lens with border - 4.1cm
Length - 10cm
Tested as 18ct gold, this wold be heavily cased over a base, probably silver
Very good to excellent antique condition. Gold casing is thick and heavy, bright and a lovely rich yellow gold in hue. One miniscule loss to inside of the bottom loop/handle where a chain would have rubbed when worn over the years, very slight and commensurate with this beauties age. No repairs of damage anywhere else. Lens has no chip, abrasions and magnifies wonderfully. Gorgeous, heavy and quality Victorian quizzing glass.
Please note boxes and chains are for display only unless otherwise stated.
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