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Opticians Sign - The Pseudo-Heraldic Device of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers
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sign
Europe: United Kingdom
Early 20th c.
cast iron
overall: 770 mm x 600 mm x 30 mm

Historic optician's exterior sign, painted cast iron, with four screw holes in corners. Design features a blue shield bearing a silver globe, two pairs of nose spectacles, three prisms and a pair of golden mathematical dividers. Above, a crest comprising sun symbol with a human face showing through the aperture of a serpent ring held in a pair of arms with starred sleeves. Beneath a scrolled panel bearing the inscription 'A Blessing to the Aged'.


2015.729

Gift of Miss Eleanor Leech MCOptom, 2015 - Donated in loving memory of J. Roger Leech 17/3/1928-20/11/2-5 by his family



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