Edwardian Field or Opera Glasses

Edwardian Field or Opera Glasses

SKU: RJ00866

Through out the 19th and 20th century opera glasses were in popular use for the wealthy. It was a very fashionable pastime to visit the opera and ballet, and a fine pair of opera glasses would be a necessity. For ladies, these came in several materials, from mother of pearl and silver, to very fine enamelled glasses. For gentleman, these would be more robust and were usually covered in various leathers and could sometimes double up as field glasses.


These are a handsome pair of field or opera glasses with leather grips.


The condition is good, with optics working well, the centre wheel also moves freely, there is a very small amount of loss to the black paint on the inside of the eye pieces, but this is very minor.


Dimensions: 12cm x 13cm