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Wig spectacles and museum display label
SPECTACLES
wig spectacles; label
Europe: United Kingdom, England
c.1750-1851
real tortoiseshell; cardboard
eye: 21 mm x 27 mm; side: 101 mm

Spectacles. Real tortoiseshell frame. Slightly crested arch bridge. Wide lugs with metal-to-metal double charnier centre joints, horizontally pinned. Straight, tapering sides. Oval eye rims, unglazed. Together with an original handwritten caption label from an antique display formerly at the F. A. Bateman lead practice in Bexhill-on-Sea.


2017.831

Gift of Mrs Susan Thompson, née Bateman, 2017



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