Pair of spectacles (pince nez?), silver plated brass

Made:
c. 1700 in Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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pair of spectacles (pince nez?), silver plated brass, ornamental rims, textile thread bound on edge of rim as nose padding, in red leather case decorated with gold tooling, lined with red velvet and white silk, c.1700

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1954-266
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gilding, glass, leather, metal, silk, silver, textile, velvet, wood
Measurements:
overall (case): 10 mm x 112 mm x 70 mm, , .05kg
type:
nose spectacles - pince nez
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • eyeglass
  • spectacles
  • nose spectacles
credit:
National Maritime Museum; Gabb Collection

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