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Silver oval eye spectacles

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Catalogue Number: 807
Silver oval eye spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1800-1850
Time Period: 19th C
Description Of Item: Silver oval eye spectacles, saddle bridge. Sliding sides with small loops at each end for a riband. Partial hallmarks: lion passant, IP (maker's mark) on front & each side. W: 11.2 cm x D: 2.5 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Cyril Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Very good but lenses chipped
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 6

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