Spectacles

Object Number: 
1296
Date: 
1821-1827
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: inside right temple: "DEAMER/N.YORK" stamped: on outside of right temple: "16"
Description: 
Silver spectacles with oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; adjustable pin-slider temples with two pronged ends; maker's mark stamped inside right temple.
Gallery Label: 
Spectacle makers proliferated in New York City beginning in the 1820's. Some were primarily silversmiths, others, such as spectacle and cane manufacturer James Deamer, combined seemingly unrelated trades.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group