Spectacles (folding)

Object Number: 
INV.7712
Date: 
ca. 1840
Medium: 
Silver, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 1 3/8 x 4 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 3.5 x 11.7 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on inside of each temple near hinge: "H" inside a square handwritten in pencil: on paper tag: "GIFT OF / DEACON / MURPHY / 1949"
Description: 
Spectacles with silver frame, circular colorless glass lenses, wide "C" bridge, and double-hinged temple with elongated loop at end; hallmark consisting of an "H" enclosed in a square stamped on inside of each temple near hinge.
Gallery Label: 
The hallmark stamped on these spectacles may be that of Richard Huntington (1786-1855), a silversmith active in Utica, New York, from around 1823 until 1855.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Deacon Murphy, 1949
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group