Theatre Binoculars

Accessories

Inventory number
2019.6.5.19.AC.GL.C1860.FR
Description
Cobalt blue enemal theatre binoculars decorated with painted flowers. The sides of the binoculars are embellished with iridescent blue oak leaves and stars. The binoculars has a brass frame, an ivory focusing wheel, and and ivory eye pieces.

Exclusively made in Bourg-en-Bresse, Bresse enamels are characterized by a guilloche gold or silver plate serving as a support for an opaque or translucent monochrome enamel. The surface is decorated with gold spangles, including one called "central rosette". Sometimes the perimeter is highlighted with enamel pearls contained in gold cups.
Materials
Enamel
Brass
Ivory
Origin
circa 1860 Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Dimensions
Width : 3.2 cm
Length : 9 cm
Height : 6 cm
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