Spectacles (folding)

Spectacles (folding)
Title
Spectacles (folding)
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Deacon Murphy, 1949
Object Number 
INV.7712
Marks 
stamped: on inside of each temple near hinge: "H" inside a square handwritten in pencil: on paper tag: "GIFT OF / DEACON / MURPHY / 1949"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group