Antique Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass - Circa 1835-1837

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller vv3351 (680) 100%, Location: Bowral, NSW, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223312023100 ~~ Wonderful antique handled sterling silver magnifying glass, perfect for a desk. ~~ Handle is circa 1835-37 It has an antique hallmarked sterling silver handle and a modern stainlesssteel edged magnifying glass, very elegant and practical. The hallmarks are difficult to read as they are where the two pieces join.It is definitely Sheffield, the crown is in the earlier Victorian style cartouche.As is the lion passant, unfortunately there is no date letter.Makers mark is WS ****I thank very much another ebayer who has told me that the maker is William Sansonwho was registered at the London Assay Office 1835-1841, therefore the duty markis for William 1v who was on the throne 1830 to 1837 so the handle was made during the period 1835 to 1837.Sanson is listed as a blade/flatware manufacturer which also fits with this piecethat was converted in modern times to a magnifying glass, to continue being of useto society. Would make a unique and thoughtful gift for the right recipient! I have been asked by a couple of people about the magnification strength.I bought this many years ago in London and if I asked or was told .. I don't recall. Looking at a miniature book I can read the small print better than with my readingglasses which are only the magnifying type, strength 2.5The closer you move the glass away from the object the larger it becomes.Obviously with a large lens it would not have the same magnification as a jewellers loupe.Saying that though I can easily see and check the settings of a ring on my hand. Length 18 cmsDiameter 7.5 cms Postage within Australia $8.60Postage to the United States $25Postage to the UK & Europe $29 Composition: Sterling, Original/Reproduction: Original, Originating Region: SHEFFIELD - ENGLAND, Era: 1835-37 Insights Exclusive
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