Opera Glasses

Opera glasses

 Opera Glasses
The telescope was invented in the early 1600s and by the 18th-century optical devices were being produced for many different purposes.

The popularity of the theatre and opera led to the creation of decorative glasses.

In the 18th century the monocular or spyglass, predominated, followed in the 19th century by the paired monoculars which evolved into the opera glasses as we know them today, they were developed in Paris in the 1820s.
 Opera Glasses

The difference between opera glasses and binoculars is both strength and declaration.

Opera glasses really magnify more than four times but  binoculars can magnify it times and more.

Binoculars are designed to be practical and durable, where opera glasses were function accessory and could be beautifully decorated.
 Opera Glasses

Price depends on materials and condition, whether or not they have the original case as this can enhance interest and also suggest that the instruments have been well looked after.

 Opera Glasses
The maker is also important, Paris produced some of the finds manufacturers of this popular access very of the day there are many engraved decorated porcelain covered examples available on the market I have also come across a lot of copies Serratia thinking about investing a large sum of money.

I strongly recommend some research and seek as much provenance as possible.

I hope you have found this page on Opera Glasses to be both informative and helpful.

Happy hunting from the collectables coach

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