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Eyeglasses and Case

Description

Eyeglass Case [1992.533a]: fashioned from a single piece of wood, incised with small scroll-like red rim design enclosing S.J. 1792" on top and S.J. August 13, 1792/ price s/3/ M. by E.F.J. Eyeglasses [1992.533.2]: steel-frame magnifying eyeglasses fit into conforming interior space; temple glasses with folding bows and circles and loops at ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1792
Inscriptions
1. incised on top of case: S.J. 1792 2. Incised on front side: S.J. August 13, 1792. Price s/3 [see cataloguing worksheet] 3. Incised on back side: M.[ade] By E.F.J.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
glass (material)
incising
magnifying glasses
painting (coating)
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
Carved
carving (processes)
Case, Eyeglasses
eyeglass cases
eyeglasses
glass (material)
Incised
incising
Magnifying Glass
magnifying glasses
Painted
painting (coating)
Steel
steel (alloy)
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
5 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1992.533
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
10641

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