Blue tinted spectacles with eye shades

Made:
1850-1900 in Europe

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Pair of tortoiseshell framed spectacles, with pale blue tinted glass, adjustable textile eye shades and folding arms with loops, unsigned, European, 1850-1900.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1928-858
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron, textile and tortoiseshell
Measurements:
overall (closed): 28 mm x 130 mm x 35 mm,
overall (open): 28 mm x 130 mm x 165 mm, .13kg
type:
sun-glasses
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • protective spectacles
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry