Silver Mother of Pearl Folding Magnifying Glass Loupe Victorian Style Mid 19th Century
Vintage Victorian Style folding Magnifying Glass or Loupe with Mother of Pearl case. This Mid 19th Century optical collectible is very well made and great piece to keep around your desk or reading area. It is small enough to fit into your pocket, purse or backpack AND will also make a great vanity or shelf display in your Victorian home.
It appears the front of this piece was at one time finished in brass that is mostly worn away. The rest of the case is done in silver plate that needs a good polishing. We only do a wipe down. I see no dings or dents to the case and the magnification glass is all good. This is at least a 30% magnification lens, but it might be slightly more. It does a fine job and I use a loupe and wear glasses on and off all day. I really like the weight of it.
This measuring 3 1/8" folded and has a weight of 177 grams or about 6 oz.