~NICE PAIR OF READING GLASSES IN FAUX TORTOISE SHELL CASE= SILVER CHATELAINE~
$240 USD (200 GBP) postage included
A nice pair of T shell reading glasses in faux chatelaine case with silver adornments c.1900
6 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 inches (16 x 4.5 x 2 cm.)
Charles Lyster & Son
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A nice pair of T shell frame reading glasses in faux tortoise shell case (flawless) with blank hallmarked silver shield (C.L. & S-Charles Lyster & Son, Chester) c.1900. Chatelaine style with chain and ornate clip (tests for at least 0.900 silver), blue velvet lined. The glasses have good, low power reading magnification with an old hinge repair and a nibble to the frame on the outer edge but the lenses are not scratched. Faux case measures 6 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 inches thick. Nice remnant of the late Victorian era.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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