A pretty pair of antique opera glasses with beautiful mother-of-pearl panels and eye pieces. Closed they measure about 3 3/4" wide and 2 1/8" in height. The eyepieces are marked: COLMONT FI PARIS with C inside a star on either side and TRAUB BROS & CO DETROIT. There is an additional C-within-a-star trademark stamped within the brass. It comes with its original silk?-lined fitted leather case.
Condition: The opera glasses are in working condition - the thumb piece moves the lenses smoothly. The lenses are slightly dirty but not cracked as is also true of the mother-pf-pearl fittings. The brass has some darkening and corrosion in places as may be seen in the photos. The surface of the case is worn consistent with age. The handle is still securely attached but the small piece is missing inside the case where the lid would latch so it closes but won’t latch (can’t be carried by the handle). I cannot find a manufacturer’s mark on the case.