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spectacles (apprentice piece)
miniature spectacles
Europe: United Kingdom
Late 19th c. / Early 20th c.
metal; glass
eye: 17 mm; overall front: 17 mm x 63 mm; side: 70 mm

Miniature spectacles with nickel steel frame. Arch bridge. Split centre joints. Straight sides with tear-drop shaped end loops. D-shaped eye rims and side visors, glazed with dark grey tinted lenses.


Gift of Mr Tony Blackham FCOptom, 2016

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