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Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
Z.1740ab
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Gold, glass; metal, leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 1/2 x 5 3/16 x 2 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 13.2 x 5.7 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 in. (3.2 x 10.8
Marks: 
stamped: on nosepiece: "E.B.M." and symbol stamped: on outside of right temple: "E.B.M." stamped: on inside of both temples: "14K"
Description: 
Gold wire frame spectacles with oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; wire temples that loop over ears; small knobs on ends of temples. Rectangular metal case with rounded edges; hinged snap top; case covered with embossed paper.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Gerard Post Herrick, 1957
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group