Van Axel Lorgnette

Van Axel Lorgnette

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Italy, 1840. Gold neck lorgnette with stones and baroque pearl. it was property of Counts Van Axel family. The handle has an unusual shape, when closed it might seem a barber's razor. The stones' disposition creates the Italian flag when the object is hung to a chain from the neck. Used at theatres to express the belonging to the Italian state during the Austrian occupation.
Category: Lorgnettes
Periodo: 1800-1849
Anno: 1840
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