Wonderful Antique Pair of French Enamelled Opera Glasses with Original Silk Embroidered Case.
The Barrels are Guilloche Enamel Depicting Delicate Hand Painted Sprays of Flowers and Leaves.
The Binocular Tops and Extension Knob is made of Mother of Pearl.
Includes Original Silk Embroidered Case.
Guilloché (or Guilloche) engraving is a decorative technique in which an intricate repetitive pattern or design is mechanically engraved into an underlying material with fine detail. This engine turning decoration is called guilloché in French, after the French engineer “Guillot” who invented the machine to carry out this kind of engraving (the rose machine).
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