rare monocles

Real vintage monocles were custom made for the original owner. A cast was made of the bone structure between the eyebrow, cheek, and nose. This cast was used to create a mold to form a gallery. The gallery served to keep the monocle in place without deforming the face and also to extend the lens forward to make room for the eyelash. A properly fitted monocle did not fall out and was not uncomfortable to wear. The gallery can be reformed by a jeweler through heating and bending. However, the fit will never be as good as that of a monocle gallery formed from a mold. Monocles were expensive in their day. Relatively few were made and they are scarce today.

Gold Filled Monocle 37 mm lens
Yellow Gold-Filled Monocle
Hand Held Monocle
Hand Held Tortoise Shell Monocle
3102-03
2285-29
1048-39
2279-22
Yellow Gold-Filled Monocle
Eyeglass Accessory Cord
Antique Eyeglass Chain
Sterling Silver Spectacle Chain
3119-31
3141-25
k4042-28
k4044-11
Victorian Era Spectacle Chain
k4042-16

 

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