English tortoiseshell 'eye-preserver' spectacles,

Made:
1840-1859 in England

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English tortoiseshell 'eye-preserver' spectacles, with thick green D-shaped lenses and folding sides with gold joints. Additional lenses at the side to protect the wearer (one lens missing), c. 1850.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1921-323/151
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, gold plated (gilded) and tortoiseshell
Measurements:
overall (closed): 33 mm x 111 mm x 15 mm, , .025kg
type:
sun-glasses
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • protective spectacles
credit:
Dunscombe collection of spectacles