This is a one of a kind piece. The lorgnette measures 5 inches long and the handle has 15 seed pearls set in a diagonal line. The metal is black, possible a mourning piece. The glasses are intact and spring out at the touch of a button. The frames are not marked sterling but do have a silver content. The chain is made of more than 100 jet black beads, each carved in the same design. The chain measures 72 inches long. This is truly a wonderful Victorian accessory.