Exquisite pair of Civil War field glasses constructed of Ivory with gold plated brass. These glasses would have been the most expensive constructed examples of the era and required skilled craftsman to turn the bodies. The ivory has shrunk creating vertical cracks due to shrinkage, the cracks are fortunately all aligned on the backside of the glasses allowing one side for a more pleasing display. Complete with its original soft leather case with silk lining.
The optics on these still work great. The mechanics that raise and lower the eyepieces function and the action is a smooth. Overall, they are in genuinely nice condition and examples of the finest in craftsmanship of the era.
Inventory Number: CAM 436