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
Victorian Era Spectacle Chain
Hand Held Monocle
Eyeglass Accessory Cord


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