Oval-eye Georgian silver spectacles

Catalogue Number: 3310
Oval-eye Georgian silver spectacles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacles (with lenses)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1800
Time Period: 19th C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Birmingham, England
Publisher/Manufacturer: William Postans and George Tye
Description Of Item: Oval-eye sterling silver spectacles, 122 x 22 mm, glazed with flat glass lenses R and L +1.75 D Sph. The frame has a saddle bridge and sliding temples terminating with small rings for a cord or ribbon. Silver hallmarks for P&T and Birmingham are on the inside of the right temple. On the inside of the left temple are P & T and sovereign head hallmarks. The P&T hallmark is on the left inner rim and a lion passant hallmark is on the right inner rim.
How Acquired: On loan from Michael Aitken, honorary archivist
Date Acquired: May 2017
Condition: Very good

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