993.296.1: Wig Spectacles, 1790-1821

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993.296.1: Wig Spectacles.
Image No. 2342 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Sterling silver frame, oval corrective lenses and extendable loop slide side arms with teardrop loop finials. Silver standard mark stamped into bridge along with makers mark 'RM'. Duty mark [profile portrait of reigning British monarch King George III] and maker's mark stamped into left side arm by hinge and the maker's mark and the city mark [anchor for Birmingham, England] stamped into right side arm by hinge.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.296.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1790-1821

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 2.5 cm
  • Width: 12 cm
  • Depth: 15 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • sterling silver

Acquisition Detail