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Spectacles

Spectacles
Title
Spectacles
Date 
1840-1860
Medium 
Gold, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Gold spectacles with oval lenses connected by crank bridge; adjustable temples with pin-sliders and elongated loops at ends.
Credit Line 
Gift of Jean C. Redd, 1959
Object Number 
INV.7518
Marks 
stamped: on outside of right temple: "18" stamped: on inside of left and right temple: "14K"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group