It's not often we find magnifying glasses in all original condition including the magnifier and metal frame surrounding the glass.
The handle is most unusual and highly decorative with three repousse panels to both back and front. The top panel has a period figural scene; the next with two
...show more description musical cherubs, one with a violin and one with a horn reading music; and the final panel with a musical instrument vignette.
The top is mounted with a solid sterling silver Equestrian casting of a figure riding a horse.
The handle is made from sterling silver (probably originally from Holland or Germany) with a foreign import mark for London 1901 together with the makers mark SBL for Samuel Boyce Landeck; a nice Edwardian example.
The rim around the glass is made from solid brass and would originally have been covered with silverplate which is still intact a few places with the brass showing through, the underside of the frame is marked "Germany", which is where the best magnifiers were and still are made. The glass is totally original with only a few minor surface scratches.
A star attraction to any desk-top and in excellent condition. Measuring 10" in length, with a glass diameter measuring 4".
Item ID: 31667
FREE Worldwide Registered Airmail; Insurance Optional.
***** We are currently away until Monday, July 13. We will try to respond to emails during our absence. Purchase orders are welcome and will automatically reserve the item for you. Thank you for your patience *****
All of our items include FREE Special Delivery /TNT courier service within the UK or worldwide registered airmail / DHL or similar.
We only operate online stores and regrettably viewing in person is not an option. In the unlikely event you wish to return an item you should contact us immediately. We will then arrange for you to return it to us at the buyer's expense.
A refund will be issued (less outgoing delivery charges) and must be returned within three working days of receiving the item). All items must arrive back with us in the same condition as they left.
Thanks for shopping.
(For Puckering's Ltd. - Fine English Antiques, London)
Puckerings Internal Ref: 31667 ...show less description