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Antique Gorham Sterling Silver Athena Wisdom Goddess Magnifying Glass
By Theodore B. Starr
Located in New York, NY
Art Nouveau classical sterling silver magnifying glass. Made by Gorham in Providence, circa 1900. Figural frame in form of drapery-clad Athena, the goddess of wisdom, standing on scr...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Russian Antique Jade Enamel Gold Magnifying Glass
Located in New York, NY
Antique Russian made 14k gold magnifying glass, decorated with enamel and jade handle. Measures 4" in length, diameter of the top/glass - 1". Marked with Russian marks, 56. Weight - ...
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20th Century More Jewelry

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Jade, Gold, Enamel

Antique American Mother-of-Pearl and Silver Overlay Magnifying Glass
Located in New York, NY
Antique magnifying glass, circa 1900. Tapering mother-of-pearl handle overlaid with silver scrollwork. Circular lens in metal frame. Handle marked "sterling".
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Early 20th Century American Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Silver

Rare Antique English Mammoth Map or Library Magnifying Glass, circa 1930
Located in London, GB
Wow, you need to hands to lift this mammoth magnifying glass, a great look for the library and a real talking point. The handle is made from cast brass and the frame for the glass...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco More Desk Accessories

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Metal

Antique Pale Celadon Ruki-Shaped Chinese Jade Hairpin / Magnifying Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique jade mounted as a magnifying glass. In the form of a Ruki shaped hairpin. The glass is framed in a silver tone metal and supported with an A-frame splayed foot. The ...
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Early 20th Century Gilded Age More Objets d'Art and Vertu

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Jade

Antique Victorian Magnifying Glass Pendant Lorgnette 14 Karat Gold Filigree
Located in New York, NY
A stunning antique Victorian - Edwardian Magnifying Glass Pendant in 14 Karat White Gold. A very rare jewel! The beautiful pendant has stunning open work filigree design of great b...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Gold, 14k Gold

Antique Magnifying Glass
Located in National City, CA
For your consideration an antique magnifying glass. Round shape with oval top. Unmarked. 2" tall x 1 7/8" tall.
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Vintage 1950s American Scientific Instruments

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Glass

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H 2 in. Dm 1.88 in.
Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass, 1905
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
This is an exquisite Edwardian sterling silver magnifying glass with hallmarks for London 1905 and the makers mark of the renowned retailer and silversmith, Goldsmiths & Silversmiths...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Collection of Antique Magnifying Glasses
Located in Petaluma, CA
Here is a very nice varied collection of antique magnifying glasses, consisting of: a large blue malachite and brass; mother-of-pearl and brass; bone and brass; all brass; figural c...
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Early 20th Century French Desk Accessories

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Brass

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass, Art Nouveau Style, Boxed
By Alfred Clark
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver magnifying glass / hand lens with nautical interest - boxed; an addition to our range of orname...
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Antique Early 1900s English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Smart Antique Magnifying Glass by P H Vogel & Co., circa 1920
Located in London, GB
The frame surrounding the magnifier is signed by the well renowned maker, P H Vogel & Co. and "Made In England". The undamaged lens is clear with a good magnification ready for use. ...
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Vintage 1920s English More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Large Antique Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fine repousse handle with flower and leaf decoration. Marked sterling on the handle right below the magnifying glass. End is engraved with initials.
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Antique 19th Century Desk Accessories

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Sterling Silver

English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight c.1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight Circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to circa 1910; they are ...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

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Brass

Unusual Antique English Boxed Magnifying Glass or Lens, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
A wonderfully unusual strong magnifying glass or lens in it's original case. A simple square lens with a domed top, undamaged, clear with excellent strong magnification. The box m...
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Vintage 1910s English Scientific Instruments

Materials

Glass

Mammoth English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the largest I have ever had, quite an imposing size; this size being the most sought-after and hardest to...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

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Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to circa 1910; they are ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Mammoth English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Mammoth English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Early 20th Century English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Unusual Antique English Brass and Ebony Magnifying Glass, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
A handsome Edwardian brass framed rectangular magnifying glass polished to gleam. The handle is made from turned ebony wood and unusually and conveniently to the side making it a ver...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is larger than the average size, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Paperweights

Small Antique English Brass Coddington Magnifying Glass, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
An unusual late nineteenth century Coddington magnifying glass made from English brass having bee professionally polished. Excellent condition measuring 2 3/8" x 3/4" x 5/8". I...
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Antique 1880s English Late Victorian Scientific Instruments

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Brass

Antique c.1910 English Pocket Magnifying Glass / Loop With Compass
Located in London, GB
A charming little folding loop or magnifying glass made from brass, dating to the early twentieth century, c.1910. What of course makes it highly collectable is the inset working co...
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Vintage 1910s European Edwardian Scientific Instruments

Materials

Brass

Large Antique French Folding Brass Magnifying Glass, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
Always highly sought-after, this is a large example of a French folding magnifying glass, the handle folding up and over the lens. The glass is clear, with a good magnification. T...
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Oversized Antique English Folding Coddington Magnifying Glass, circa 1880
Located in London, GB
This the largest magnifying glass of this type that I have come across. Usually, they are a much smaller portable size suitable just to pop in the pocket. This one however measures 3...
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Antique 1880s English Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass or Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to circa 1910. They are ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Paperweights

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Brass

Huge English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass or Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is the largest I have ever had, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser ...
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Vintage 1910s Edwardian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass or Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory, this one is one of the larger examples, quite an imposing size. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser o...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Unusual Antique English Brass and Ebony Magnifying Glass, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
A handsome Edwardian brass framed rectangular magnifying glass professionally polished to gleam. The handle is made form turned ebony wood. Dating to circa1900, the glass is in ex...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to circa 1910; they are ...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Small Antique English Magnifying Glass / Lens in Box, circa 1850
Located in London, GB
A lovely little magnifying glass or lens complete with it's original little card box or case. The brass lens is wrapped in what I think is leather and the lens is clear and undama...
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Antique 1850s English Early Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a magic lantern dating to circa 1910; they are ...
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Vintage 1910s English Edwardian Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Huge Rare Antique English Magnifying Glass Lens circa 1910 Decorative Stand
Located in London, GB
Huge rare antique English magnifying glass lens circa 1910 decorative stand. For sale in this lot is a very unusual and uniquely oversized antique solid glass telescopic magnified...
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Vintage 1910s British Folk Art More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Fine Quality Antique English Brass and Mother-of-Pearl Magnifying Glass
Located in London, GB
A small and versatile example, elegant for the desk top but still small enough to take out and about. Made from solid English brass with a good quality screwed construction, the h...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Antique English Adjustable Bulls Eye Desk-Top Magnifying Glass, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
A very handsome Edwardian era brass framed adjustable "Bulls Eye" magnifying glass with a convex magnifier. The brass has just returned from our silversmith, where it has been pro...
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Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Huge Antique English Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Samuel Jacob, 1897
By Samuel Jacob
Located in London, GB
A magnificent example, I have never come across one of these examples in this sort of size, measuring 10" in length. The frame around the original glass magnifier is made from pie...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

French Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass/Paperweight circa 1910, Cindo, Paris
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to circa 1910; they are ...
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Vintage 1910s French Edwardian Paperweights

Beautiful Antique American Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass by Kirk
By S. Kirk & Sons
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful sterling silver magnifying glass. Made by Kirk in Baltimore, circa 1910. Tapering twisted and stippled handle entwined with applied leafing branch. Round lens in stainless ...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Belle Époque Gilt Magnifying Glass
Located in New York, NY
This very elegant magnifying glass features a gilt handle with a Moroccan style motif very exemplary of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. This would make a great desk accessory.
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Antique 1880s French Belle Époque More Desk Accessories

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H 1.35 in. W 9.25 in. D 3.5 in.
Antique Victorian Bone Gold Filled Brass Magnifier Magnifying Glass
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautiful Victorian magnifier featuring a handle made of hand carved twisted bone with ornate gold filled repousse caps on either end. The style is both elegant and handsome, an exce...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian More Desk Accessories

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Gold Plate, Brass

Antique French Folding Brass Magnifying Glass, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
Always highly sought-after, this is a large example of a French folding magnifying glass, the handle folding up and over the lens. The glass is clear, with a good magnification. T...
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Antique Early 1900s French More Desk Accessories

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Brass

Antique English Antler Horn & Sterling Silver Handled Magnifying Glass
Located in London, GB
A large example, measuring 10 1/2" in length with a glass diameter measuring 4". The antler Horn handle is finished with a solid or sterling silver terminal, highly decorative fea...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Gilt Silver Bamboo Mother-of-Pearl Handle Magnifying Glass
Located in Montreal, QC
Stately Victorian period desk or tabletop umbrella or parasol handle embossed gilt silver, bamboo and mother-of-pearl decoration that has been made into a fabulous magnifier; dated: ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Paperweights

Large English Antique Brass Desk Magnifying Glass / Paperweight, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
Always very popular and a very useful desk-top accessory. These large circular magnifiers actually are the condenser or magnifier from a Magic Lantern dating to around 1910; they are...
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Vintage 1910s English Paperweights

Materials

Brass

Fine Quality Antique English Brass and Mother of Pearl Magnifying Glass
Located in London, GB
A fabulous and very usable late Victorian magnifying glass made from solid English brass with a quality screwed construction and the handle decorated with Mother of Pearl or Nacre sh...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Antique Gilt Silver and Mother of Pearl Handle Magnifying Glass, circa 1908
Located in Montreal, QC
Stately Victorian Period Desk or Table Top Umbrella or Parasol Handle embossed Gilt Silver and Mother-of-Pearl decoration that has been made into a fabulous magnifier; Dated: July 29...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Paperweights

Antique Magnifying Glass For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal piece of antique magnifying glass for your home. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, brass and glass. Your living room may not be complete without an item from our selection of antique magnifying glass — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A choice in our collection of antique magnifying glass is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. You’ll likely find more than one object in our assortment of antique magnifying glass that is appealing in its simplicity, but Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd., Gorham Manufacturing Company and S. Kirk & Sons produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Antique Magnifying Glass?

The average selling price for a piece of antique magnifying glass at 1stDibs is $495, while they’re typically $150 on the low end and $5,950 for the highest priced.