*RARE* VINTAGE ABALONE LEMAIRE PURPLE MOTHER OF PEARL MOP BRASS 5 ARM WATCH CLOCK GEAR BRASS CHAIN CLASP BINOCULARS OPERA GLASSES STARR WILDE STEAMPUNK FORTRESS
CUSTOM DESIGNS BY
Artist Starr Wilde creates everything you need for your alter ego:
Bags & Purses; Binoculars/Opera Glasses; Canes- including telescope canes and ones that break down; Clocks; Crossbows-Wrist Gauntlets; Fans; Garters-Arm & Leg for Men and Women; Gauntlets & Bracers (including Vegan options); Gloves; Goggles & Glasses; Hats & Helmets; Home Decor- including Christmas Ornaments & Wreaths; Jewelry- Bracelets, Cufflinks, Earrings- Clips & Pierced, Necklaces, Pins/Brooches, Rings, Tie Tacks & More; Masks; Parasols; Pocketwatches; Purses; Ray Guns; Skirt Lifters; Stockings/Thigh Highs; Tea Dueling Supplies (including Vegan options); Top Hats- Mini & Full; Umbrellas; Watches; Weaponry-Knives & Swords (Real and Replica); Wings and More. Starr can also repair your precious jewelry, restring pearls, change pierced earrings to clip earrings or clip earrings to pierced earrings. She can also work with you to design a custom piece of jewelry or hat, or weapons etc. She can also customize any piece we have in stock such as adding a veil to a hat, etc. Call or e-mail to make an appointment. Visit our store: Steampunk Fortress.
THIS IS A FABULOUS HANDMADE CUSTOM MADE STEAMPUNK DIESELPUNK CYBERPUNK, MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, VICTORIAN, EDWARDIAN, COSPLAY, COSTUME, HALLOWEEN, SDCC, COMIC CON…...VERY RARE COLOR VINTAGE PURPLE MOP BINOCULARS WITH BRASS GEAR AND BRASS CHAIN STRAP WITH BRASS CLASP.....#5002
THEY MEASURE 3.66" ACROSS AND 2.25" TALL AND 1.25" DEEP...STRAP IS 5.5" LONG FROM CENTER OF DROP
"The firm was begun in 1846 in Paris, rue Oberkampf. 22 & 26 by Armand Lemaire. They produced a variety of optical apparatus including binoculars. The French term for binoculars is 'jumelles' or twin girls. The Lemaire firm worked until 1955. Lemaire exported his goods all over the world.
Armand Lemaire died in 1885 and his son in law Jean Baptiste Baille took over the running of the firm now called the Baille Lemaire group.
As an aspiring entrepreneur Baille set up a factory in the Essonne at Crosne. But the endeavour was a little bit more adventurous than making optical instruments. They got involved in the car industry between 1886 and 1903 ! They built a car with an air cooled two cylinder motor that could deliver eight horse power called the Model 8CV. And it seems they set up a model factory with benefits for the workers there including banks and even a model town to house the workers called la cité Baille-Lemaire. One of their cars took part in the Paris-Amsterdam-Paris race of 1898.
I've not been able to find a photo on the net of one of these cars.
It seems they are a rarity, unlike the 'jumelles' that the company produced. The group were also involved in the production of medals, coins and tokens and are well known in numismatics too!
The Baille-Lemaire group later got involved in trains and did work for big French industrial names: the EDF (electricity), the SNCF (French rail network), the RATP (Paris public transport)and the French Army." CREDIT: COLLECTORS WEEKLY
IN CERTAIN THEMES SOME PHOTOS MAY DISPLAY BELOW THE DESCRIPTION SO SCROLL DOWN ALL THE WAY PAST DESCRIPTION TO SEE IF THERE ARE MORE PHOTOS…THIS IS USUALLY WHERE THEY APPEAR IF THERE ARE MORE THAN 2 PHOTOS WHICH IS THE CASE IF IT IS A PURSE, OR OTHER ITEM THAT NEEDS MORE IMAGES TO GIVE COMPLETE PICTURE OF WHAT YOU ARE GETTING….THANKS
THIS COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY PERSONALLY SIGNED BY STARR WILDE FOR YOUR RECORDS...COA IF IT IS A GEMSTONE PIECE, YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A CARD WITH INFORMATION ON THE STONE...
THESE ARE MADE WITH ROUGHED UP SURFACE...THEY ARE MEANT TO LOOK AS IF THEY HAVE BEEN KNOCKED AROUND AND USED FOR A LONG TIME MAYBE TOUCHED UP IN BETWEEN BATTLES AND ADDED MISCELLANEOUS MEMENTOS, NOT BRAND NEW LIKE YOU JUST BOUGHT THEM OFF A SHELF…IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR, THIS IS NOT FOR YOU..
STARR CAN ALSO REPAIR YOUR PRECIOUS JEWELRY, RESTRING PEARLS, CHANGE PIERCED EARRINGS TO CLIPS AND CLIPS TO PIERCED, AND SHE CAN WORK WITH YOU TO DESIGN A CUSTOM PIECE OF JEWELRY JUST FOR YOU. CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
WE ARE HAND MAKING EACH ITEM..WE WANT EACH ITEM TO BE LOVED BY THE BUYER....
FEEL FREE TO ASK US ANY QUESTIONS.**WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO READ THE COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE BUYING