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Half-eye spectacles
SPECTACLES
half-eye spectacles
Europe: United Kingdom
Early-mid 20th c.
tortoiseshell
eye: 12 mm x 36 mm

Spectacles. Brown mottled tortoiseshell frame. Narrow, bowed regular bridge. Wider outer rims in lieu of lugs. Metal-to-metal centre joints vertically pinned to front and horizontally pinned to sides. Short, straight sides, somewhat flared towards farthest ends, with textured grip on inner surfaces of tips and a grooved inner surface running almost the full length. Short but wide half-eye rims, unglazed.


2017.828

Gift of Mrs Susan Thompson, née Bateman, 2017



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