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magnificent large antique sterling silver handled magnifying glass


Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Puckerings

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 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 more description

antique photo


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase. The seller of the item was Puckerings.


United Kingdom
Tel: 07853 189 922
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* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish
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