Sterling silver oval eye spectacles

Catalogue Number: 795
Sterling silver oval eye spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1832
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: TWP
Description Of Item: Sterling silver oval eye spectacles. Saddle bridge, hinged folding straight sides with figure '24' on one side, glazed. Hallmarks: Date letter 'r', sovereign's head, lion passant & leopard's head, ie sterling silver, London made, 1832, silver duty paid, maker TWP. W: 10.4 cm x D: 2.8 cm
How Acquired: Donated by Mrs Wantrup, widow of Charles Wantrup, Melbourne optometrist
Condition: Very good, but lenses chipped and scratched
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 6

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