Spectacles

Object Number: 
1943.363
Date: 
1825-1830
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 x 4 1/2 x 3/4 in. ( 2.5 x 11.4 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
hallmark: stamped inside right temple: "NICHOLS" in rectangle
Description: 
Silver spectacles with green-tinted oval lenses connected by "X" shaped bridge; adjustable pin-slider temples with elongated loops at ends; maker's mark stamped inside right temple.
Gallery Label: 
Silversmith William Stoddard Nichols (1785-1871) began business in 1808 in Newport, Rhode Island.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary L. and Miss Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group