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Spectacles case

Object Number: 
1954.120
Date: 
1856
Medium: 
Silver, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 1 3/8 in. ( 1.3 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on lid: "Presented to/HENRY R. ROBERTS ESQ./by the/Lamplighters of New York./As a token of Respect. July 1st 1856./William H. Peabody, Albert Vanderbeck, John Forshay, Committee."
Description: 
Silver octagonal flip-top spectacles case with engraved foliate decoration around edges and engraved inscription on lid; inside top and bottom lined with blue velvet; presented to Henry R. Roberts, Esq. by the Lamplighters of New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nancy Fields
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group