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Hand spectacles, 1780-1850.

Hills, Jennie

Hand spectacles, 1780-1850.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


Tortoiseshell framed spectacles with a tortoiseshell fold away handle. Spectacles to correct sight were an established product by this time. Then, as now, frame finishes and other design innovations appealed to the style-conscious consumer.

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