Eyeglasses and Case

Collection Type

  • Personal gear

Date

1792

GUSN

GUSN-10641

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

Descriptive Terms

eyeglasses
eyeglass cases
accessories
carving (processes)
incising
magnifying glasses
painting (coating)
steel (alloy)
wood (plant material)
glass (material)
Wood
Steel
Magnifying Glass
Carved
Incised
Painted
Case, Eyeglasses

Inscription

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.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.533