Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7516ab
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Glass, metal; leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 3/4 x 5 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.9 x 12.7 x 6 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1/4 x 4 5/8 x 2 in. (0.6 x 11.7 x 5.1 cm
Marks: 
stamped: on front of case: "A. JAY CROSS, R.O./20 EAST 23D STREET./NEW YORK./HOURS 9 TO 4."
Description: 
Metal wire spectacles with smoked lenses; oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; wire temples that loop over ears. Leather-covered pasteboard case open at one end, with optician's name stamped on front.
Gallery Label: 
Steel wire frames, common in the second half of the 19th century, offered the ultimate lightweight spectacle frame.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group