Russia, St. Petersburg
Henrik Wigström workshop, Fabergé firm
Two-tone gold, diamonds; casting, presswork, chasing, enamel over guilloche
Length 13.5 cm
Marks: "H.W.", tee of St. Petersburg District Assay Office 1899-1908 with alloy number "56"; Inv. No. 13293
Gold lorgnette comprised of round folding glasses on the long handle with a ring-suspension. The lorgnette handle upper part is pear-shaped, covered with translucent light blue enamel over guilloche background. The handle bottom part is fluted. In several places, “rollers” with inserts of rose cut diamonds or carved leafy ornaments intercept the handle. The holder of the folded glasses is in the shape of embossed acanthus leaves. Light-gold floral ornament belt adorns the glasses rim fluted pendant ring. The lorgnette is made in the Neoclassical style.