A Fine Cartier Enamel And Gold Lorgnette
A fine Cartier enamel and gold lorgnette, the lorgnette consisting of two circular lenses each within a yellow gold mount, the handle with exquisite rose enamel engine-turned background embellished with yellow gold floral motifs and double-sided diamond-encrusted flowers to top and base of handle, with oval ring termination, bearing French gold marks, and the makers mark for Cartier, inventory number 11604, signed Cartier Paris, circa 1915, when it is closed measuring approximately 12 x 4.3cm, gross weight 34.6 grams.
An exquisite Cartier lorgnette. A lorgnette was a form of opera glass, and in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, became a popular type of accessory to women’s evening wear. This delicate lorgnette is a perfect example of the fine and detailed accessories they became in the early twentieth century, when they would be paired with intricate evening gowns. The handle of this piece features rose enamel decorated with bright yellow gold. The base and end of the handle feature fine diamond set foliate motifs, which add sparkle to these enchanting glasses. The glasses themselves feature yellow gold rims and hinges, making them collapsible into the handle. A romantic and beautiful piece.
Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.