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Victorian Brass Spectacle Case with a pair of Gilt Rimmed Glasses

Victorian Brass Spectacle Case with a pair of Gilt Rimmed Glasses

SKU: RJ00291
£35.00Price

During the late 18th and all through the 19th century spectacles were mostly made with a metal rim extending from around the lense to behind the ear. Before the NHS was invented, a trip to the opticians was quite an expensive thing, and maybe the reason why these glasses are still to be found was that people would pass on there glasses to another member of the family, albeit not the correct perscription, it was better than non at all, if you couldnt afford your own. In wealthy households these spectacles would sometimes be made with gold or silver rims.

 

This is a brass spectacle case complete with wire rimmed spectacles and a velvet linning.

 

The brass case has had a lot of use and shows a general wear to the lid. the hinge works fine and the case closes ok.The spectacles are in good condition.

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During the late 18th and all through the 19th century spectacles were mostly made with a metal rim extending from around the lense to behind the ear. Before the NHS was invented, a trip to the opticians was quite an expensive thing, and maybe the reason why these glasses are still to be found was that people would pass on there glasses to another member of the family, albeit not the correct perscription, it was better than non at all, if you couldnt afford your own. In wealthy households these spectacles would sometimes be made with gold or silver rims.

 

This is a brass spectacle case complete with wire rimmed spectacles and a velvet linning.

 

The brass case has had a lot of use and shows a general wear to the lid. the hinge works fine and the case closes ok.The spectacles are in good condition.

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