Antique Art Nouveau Opera Glasses, 19th Century made of Pewter and Metal Alloy by Cornelius Knudsen in Kopenvn showing wear and patina in all the most desirable ways. This item is intended to be enjoyed for display only, it is not in functional condition. The leather case is intact but has open seams as shown.
Cornelius Knudsen was a manufacturer of scientific instruments. The company gained an international reputation and its instruments were used on a number of polar expeditions. The product range comprised optical, navigational, and surveying instruments, planimeters and equipment for telegraphy.
DIMENSIONS: 4"W X 2.5" w x 1.5"h
CIRCA: 18th Century
ORIGIN: Copenhagen, Denmark
FACTS & HISTORY: Opera glasses, also known as theater binoculars or Galilean binoculars, are compact, low-power optical magnification devices, usually used at performance events, whose name is derived from traditional use of binoculars at opera performances. They were perhaps most popular in the mid-20th Century.