Gold Filled Eye Glasses Original Case c. 1880's
This wonderful pair of gold filled glasses are from the period of 1885 to 1920. The style is called "riding temple", because the arms curved behind the ear and wouldn't fall off when riding a horse. The glasses have the original lenses and are in very good condition notice the tiny "finials" at the end of each arm. They do have some wear to the gold finish. They are 4 3/8 inches wide from outside edge to outside edge. The temple arms are about 4 3/8 inches, as seen in the picture. They could be adjusted longer or shorter. The glasses come in their original pressed cardboard case, which has some of paper "finish" missing. However, the case itself in intact.
These would be wonderful for a collection, to be used in a theater production or reenactments.
"Vintage" means that an item is not recently made, may have been used or worn in the past and usually only one is available for purchase.
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