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Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7517ab
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Silver, glass; pasteboard
Dimensions: 
Case: 1/2 x 2 x 4 1/4 in. ( 1.3 x 5.1 x 10.8 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3/4 in. (3.8 x 11.4 x
Marks: 
written: on jelly label affixed to case: "Loaned by Mrs. Kingsland/Glasses/over 200 years old." hallmarks: stamped inside temples: monarch's head, anchor, "IT" in rectangle (twice) hallmarks: on inside of bridge: lion, "IT"
Description: 
Silver spectacles with circular lenses connected by "C" bridge; adjustable turnpin temples with elongated loops at ends; hallmarks stamped inside both temples. Oblong pasteboard spectacles case with sliding top (top missing).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group