Empress Reading Glass
Conversation has had its prescribed etiquette. During the late Victorian era and into the Belle Époque one’s monocle served to intimidate and disadvantage. A houseguest who overstayed his welcome… an unwelcome suitor to a favorite daughter? Now a tool of study and fun, be it to study the lines on your palm, a picture, fingerprints, small print? A gift with excellent provenance, an accessory that delivers.
The magnifying glass telescopes up and down. It angles by adjusting a clever ball-joint. Solid brass with duotone bronze finish, this is a must-have for any desk