Pair of eyeglasses

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Object Name: 
Pair of eyeglasses
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
95.4.355
Dimensions: 
(closed) H: 5 cm, W (rims): 11.3 cm, L (temples) 11.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1900-1920
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Janet B. Hoffman in memory of Dr. Parker Hoffman
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass, metal; cast, ground, polished, assembled. Flat oval lenses with narrow silver rims, connected by a soldered flat gold bridge, one hinged silver wire leg curved back at the ends.
Provenance: 
Hoffman, Janet B., Source