Really beautiful Châtelaine with antique guilded sterling silver lorgnette folding glasses, made by Krementz in the Art Nouveau style. The case is sterling silver with guilded gold overlay. The inside of the case is stamped with sterling and the logo for early Krementz pieces. Hard to capture in photo but you can just see it. The curved frame is stunningly decorated with leaves and flowers that are a sheer delight. The case is in good antique condition with only light scratches and a tiny indentation on one side but no engraving or monograms. The lenses are in really good condition without any cracks or scratches.
The case would have been self propelling but this feature does not work any more, the glasses do not pop out when the button is depressed. Once the glasses move slightly out of the case they do automatically open up though. The folding glass châtelaine has a later addition of a long gold tone chain that is actually really attractive, this can also be detached from the glasses. Really beautiful antique collectable glasses from the late 1890's - 1900's