Glasses lorgnon binocle pomponne enamel Napoleon III lorgnette nineteenth century

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E60 554

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Pair of eyeglass glasses called "face to hand" or binocles pomponne * rehauuse enamel, decorated with vegetable arabesques, Napoleon III nineteenth century.

This eyeglass is in good condition. The opening system works without problems (by pulling the small ring at the bottom of the ring).

A note: some scratches on the glasses, some small scratches on the pomponne, tiny small accidents on the enamel (very little visible), slight dirt and wear of time, see photos.

* Pomponne:

Alloy developed by two goldsmiths, Turgot and Daumy, installed at the end of the 18th century in the Hotel de Pomponne, rue de la Verrerie in Paris. It is a copper-based metal designed to mimic gold or silver. Louis XVI had granted them a privilege of manufacture in 1785, whereas until that date, all imitation was prohibited.

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  • Diamètre 4 cm
  • Width ouvert 10,6 cm
  • Longueur 20 cm