Dating lemaire opera glasses
Marcus defends Bacon juniors harsh analysis, having reviewed Bacon seniors training records, and he regrets never having contacted Bacon before his death in 1992 to ask about his time at Straffan Lodge.
Instead, and for many years, Bacons sister, Ianthe, was a frequent visitor to the property where she recalled an idyllic childhood.
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The mother of pearl eyecups are marked “LEMAIRE FABT * PARIS *.” The objective lenses are about 26 mm diameter and the optics are good. The barrels and central focus wheel are covered with mother of pearl.
The first handheld version of opera glasses showed up in Vienna in 1823.
Known as theater binoculars or Galilean binoculars (named for Italian inventor and philosopher Galileo), they were constructed of two telescopes with a bridge in the center that could be adjusted independently to achieve proper focus. Read more Everything about the opera conveys refined elegance and glamour, from the grand stage productions with rich, opulent sets and fairy-tale gowns to the rows of well-turned- out ladies and gentlemen peering through opera glasses.
Mother-of-pearl was a popular decoration on many French glasses. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=opera-glasses&lgeo=1&mpre=
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It depends on condition, model, rarity and provenance.
i collect these particular brand and the cheapest good quality models, mother of pearl in working condition etc i have bought were around US.00.