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Wig Spectacles and Case, 1780-1781

preview image for Wig Spectacles and Case, 1780-1781
Inventory Number: 16423
Object Type:
Brief Description: Wig spectacles and case. The spectacles have silver rims and pivoted sides. The silver bears a hall-mark of 1780-1781. Oval magnifying lenses, with additional lenses hinged at the side-joints for extra high magnification. The left hand side bears the number 18. The paper-covered case that has blind stamped decoration.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver
glass
paper
pasteboard?
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
130 43 mm

Narratives

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Case for Wig-Spectacles

Inventory Number: 16423
Object Type:
Brief Description: Paper-covered case that has blind stamped decoration.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver
glass
paper
pasteboard?
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
130 43 mm

Narratives

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/16423

Wig-Spectacles

Inventory Number: 16423
Object Type:
Brief Description: Spectacles have silver rims and pivoted sides; the silver bears a hall-mark of 1780-1781. Oval magnifying lenses, with additional lenses hinged at the side-joints for extra high magnification. The left hand side bears the number 18.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver
glass
paper
pasteboard?
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
130 43 mm

Narratives

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/16423