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Antique Pair Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses c.1890

Antique Pair Mother of Pearl Opera Glasses c.1890 | Ref. no. 07278a | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 07278a
Price: £ 0.00
This is a lovely antique pair of mother of pearl opera glasses, circa 1890.

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This is a lovely antique pair of mother of pearl opera glasses, circa 1890.

They would make an ideal accessory for your next visit to the opera or theatre.

Condition:

In excellent condition and in working order, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 11.5 x Depth 4.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 2 inches

Our reference: 07278a

Nacre
 also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it is also what makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. The outer layer of pearls and the inside layer of pearl oyster and freshwater pearl mussel shells are made of nacre. 

Both black and white nacre are and were used for design purposes. They were used as decorative motif used in cabinet making or silversmithing. The natural nacre may be artificially tinted to almost any colour. Nacre tesserae may be cut into shapes and laminated to a ceramic tile or marble base. The tesserae are hand-placed and closely sandwiched together, creating an irregular mosaic or pattern (such as a weave). The laminated material is typically about 2 mm thick. The tesserae are then lacquered and polished creating a durable and glossy surface.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 11.5 x Depth 4.5

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 2 inches

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