Eyeglass frames with retailer's display card

Object Number: 
Z.1744ab
Date: 
1950-1960
Medium: 
Plastic, metal; cardboard
Dimensions: 
Closed (with card): 1/2 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. (1.3 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm)
Marks: 
printed: on card: "Style MAJESTY DELUXE Size 46/20 Col. MINK R'BW/PARIS/DISTRIBUTORS FOR: SERVY S.A. PARIS/MADE IN FRANCE/EYEWARE, INC. 25 West 45th Street, NEW YORK 36, N.Y."
Description: 
Plastic amber-colored "cat's eyes" eyeglass frames with embossed decoration around corners of "eyes"; metal temple bars encased in plastic, visible on the inside of the temples. Frames with original retailer's card, which fits within folded glasses.
Gallery Label: 
These fashionable 1950s eyeglass frames were made in Paris and retailed by Eyewear, Inc. of New York City.
Credit Line: 
Purchase, 1997
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group