21 October 2009
**A PAIR OF ANTIQUE IVORY, ENAMEL AND GOLD OPERA GLASSES
Designed as a pair of carved ivory opera glasses, decorated with multi-colored enamel floral motifs, with gold and black and green enamel trim, enhanced by sculpted gold foliate detail, circa 1880, 4 x 2 x 1½ ins.
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Stephen Harrison, Emmanuel Ducamp and Jeannine Falino, Artistic Luxury: Faberge Tiffany Lalique, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2008
Opera glasses were an elegant accessory for the theater or concert hall. This pair in enameled ivory was designed by Georges le Sache and possibly retailed by Tiffany & Co.
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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