Eyeglasses Case

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12730

Description

Rectangular black lacquer case in two parts, the cover sliding over the bottom. The cover is divided horizontally in half with the top half caned wicker and the bottom half with a hand-painted carp motif and a gilded leaf decoration, on both the front and back side. The lower half of the case is undecorated.

Details

Descriptive Terms

eyeglass cases
accessories
gilding
painting (image-making)
hand-painted
lacquering
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
wicker
figure- and animal-derived motifs
carp
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Wicker
Painted
Carp
Leaf
Gilded
Lacquered
CASE, EYEGLASSES

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.875 x 3 x 0.75 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1834