Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
1980.55ab
Date: 
1834-1836
Medium: 
Silver, glass; leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 0.6 x 13.3 x 3.8 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. (2.5 x 11.4 x
Marks: 
hallmark: stamped inside right temple: "W.B./N.Y." stamped: on outside of left temple: "12"
Description: 
Silver spectacles with oval lenses connected by "C" bridge; adjustable pin-slider temples with elongated loops at ends (left loop broken); maker's mark stamped inside right temple. Black soft leather case (of later date) with one open end and embossed gold border on one side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Mary Black
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group