Antique LeMaire Fabt Paris France Opera Glasses Mother of Pearl Folding Arm
Description: Nice antique Opera Glasses or Race Binoculars marked "LEMAIR FAB T; Paris" having a folding handle. The folding arm swivels on a pivot attached to the binoculars. The entire piece, including the folding arm, is made of metal with the body, the eye pieces, and the folding handle being covered with Mother Of Pearl (MOP). The MOP does reflect the light beautifully and gives shades of pink, red, and gold. Just wonderful! The glasses look very nice and feel great in your hand. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Late 1800s to Early 1900s.
Origin: Paris, France.
Size: The eye pieces are ~ 1 1/16" in diameter on top. The binoculars are 3 1/2" wide where your eyes would go, ~3 3/4" wide at the other end, and are ~2 1/4" long when fully extended. The arm is ~4 1/2" long. The piece weighs almost 7 ounces.
Maker: LeeMaire of Paris France.
Marks: Marked LEMAIR FAB T; Paris around each rim of the eye pieces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful piece with a nice design. A truly a nice antique, which would make a great addition to your opera glasses collection. Condition: The optics are good and the binoculars work well. The focus wheel is in good working condition but a bit hard to turn and could use some lubrication. It has some minor losses to the black coloring around the glass portions in the bottom or large glass piece. It also has some loose rubbery material, which we believe is the seal around the eye lens and can be seen in the photos. Be that as it may, this is a great pair of opera glasses to add to your collection. Please view photos for additional condition information.
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