Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7520ab
Date: 
1840-1842
Medium: 
Silver, glass; paper
Dimensions: 
Case: 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 3.5 x 12.1 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/4 x 1 in. (2.5 x 10.8 x 2.
Marks: 
hallmark: stamped on inside of right temple: "H.A. & J.P." stamped: on outside of left temple: "7" written: on tag with object: "Columbia University Jan 26, 1920"
Description: 
Silver spectacles with quadrangular lenses connected by crank bridge; adjustable pin-slider temples with elongated loops at ends; maker's mark stamped inside right temple. Left lens broken. Paper case with flap top; case covered in red paper with embossed designs, including figures, foliate decoration, and eyeglasses; green spine, and blue marbleized interior.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Columbia University, 1920
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group