These are only 3.5 inches wide, with a light gilt wash.
When a Victorian-era lady went on tour to interesting places she invariably took a small pair of field glasses in her luggage. Whether for bird watching, viewing art, an evening at the theater, or surveying the city from the new Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower, no proper lady would be without them.
These are only 3.5 inches wide, with a light gilt wash. The barrels and eye pieces are in polished mother of pearl and have a beautiful luster. They were made by Lamier of Paris, an early maker of binoculars and other optics. The optical power is modest but sufficient for their purpose. The glasses come with their original leather, silk-lined traveling case. A lovely touch of civility from a bygone era.