Iron framed spectacles with padded temple pieces, in leather case

Made:
1745-1755 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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pair of (wrought?) iron spectacles, with velvet padding on earpieces, in shaped case, red leather covered with decorative (originally gilded) tooling, velvet and woven textile lined, c.1750

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1948-209
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gilding, glass, iron, leather, metal, textile, velvet and wood
Measurements:
overall (case): 30 mm x 115 mm x 92 mm, , .075kg
type:
spectacles
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
credit:
Miss M. Robinson.