German Opera Glasses and Leather Case Alois Schwarz Wein c.1880



This is an original pair of German opera glasses manufactured by Alois Schwarz Wein, Germany. They are marked on each eyepiece with "Alois Schwarz Wein". The objective lenses are 35mm in diameter and their optics are good. The frame is a black coated metal and the barrels are covered with black enamel. The black metal focus wheel works well. The carrying case is black leather. The leather has faded with age and the strap has split but is not completely broken. Overall the piece is in excellent condition with appropriate patina for its age.

  • CREATOR Alois Schwarz Wein, Germany. 
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES  Leather, metal, optical glass.
  • CONDITION Excellent. With appropriate patina for age.
  • DIMENSIONS H 3.5 in. x W 4.25 in.  x D 1.75 in.


Alois Schwarz Wein were a prominent European manufacturer alongside the French Lemaire Fabt over the turn of the century.

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