Spectacles in case and bag

Object Number: 
INV.1297a-c
Date: 
1850-1870
Medium: 
Brass, glass; leather; felt, satin
Dimensions: 
Case: 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 15.2 x 3.8 cm ) Part (bag): 1/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 in. (0.3 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm) Part (spect
Marks: 
handwritten: on accompanying note: "Donated by Thomas C. Nottle/201 Noble St./Souderton, PA/18964/on 11/6/82" machine sewn: on label sewn to bag (c): "TIFFANY & CO./PARIS NEW YORK LONDON"
Description: 
Brass spectacles with quadrangular lenses, crank bridge, and temples with small loops at ends; oblong leather case with open end, which fits into felt bag with satin drawstrings and Tiffany & Co. label.
Gallery Label: 
The Tiffany bag probably dates later than the spectacles.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Thomas C. Nottle, 1982
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group