Offered for sale;
Rare extra large ivory, pressed horn and gilt brass binoculars/ opera glasses made by George Dollond, circa 1845.
Marked on the bridge
With original pink silk lined green leather case with brass turn clasp frame, printed label,
BY APPOINTMENT TO THE QUEEN
59 St PAUL’S CHURCH Yd.
Working at this address 1804-54
Binoculars in excellent condition, with no cracks or hairlines to the ivory or buffalo horn, good clear optics, the gilt surface little worn.
In good working order, 2,1/2″or 63 mm between the optical centers, diameter at the objectives 2,1/2″ or 63mm, gross weight 600 grams.
The leather case with obvious damage but still complete and sound.
Guaranteed old and original.
Ask the Dealer
As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.