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Certo Italian Handcraft
Europe: Italy; North America: USA, Tennesse
Late 20th c.
overall: 128 mm x 101.5 mm x 63 mm
Double figurine of a dispensing optician and patient, made out of steel wire rods with soldering. The optician holds a pair of spectacles by the tips and moves to place them on the patient's nose. He meanwhile, seated on a stool, reaches for a pair on the table in front of a mirror in which a reflection is suggested. Oval-ended base. Supplier's adhesive label on reverse of the mirror.
Gift of Mr Alan Sherman FCOptom, 2014