Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7536ab
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Gold, glass, leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 6 1/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 15.6 x 3.2 x 1.3 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 5 1/2 x 5/8 in. (2.5 x 14 x 1.
Marks: 
stamped: inside right temple near hinge: "14K" handwritten in ink: on paper tag: "GIFT OF / THOMAS S. / CONSTANTINE / FEB. 1943"
Description: 
Gold wire rim spectacles with quadrangular colorless glass lenses, crank bridge, and thin wire temples with loop at the end; in dark brown leather case with pointed bottom and open top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas S.Constantine, 1943
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group