Spectacles and case

Object Number: 
INV.7532ab
Date: 
1850-1870; ca. 1920
Medium: 
Steel, glass; leather
Dimensions: 
Case: 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 1.9 x 17.1 x 4.1 cm ) Overall (spectacles closed): 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (1.3 x 14 x 2.
Marks: 
embossed: on case: "A. Jay Cross (R.O.)/20 E. 23rd St. New York."
Description: 
Spectacles with green-tinted quadrangular lenses connected by crank bridge; lightweight steel frames with straight temples with small loops at ends. Hard leather case with open top and embossed optician's name (not original to spectacles.)
Gallery Label: 
The spectacles case, from circa 1920, dates later than the spectacles.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group