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1931

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Case And Eyeglasses

This is a Case and eyeglasses. It is dated 1820–1850 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is sheet silver, silver-plated metal, optical glass (glasses); stained shagreen on wood core (case). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.

  • Opera Glasses (France)
  • mother-of-pearl, aluminum, metal, optical glass.
  • Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner in loving memory of Minnie S. Hermann.
  • 1999-54-2
  • Crazy Glasses Necklace
  • silver, fur, snakeskin.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-75

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a): 12.7 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm (5 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in.) H x W x D (b): 11.5 x 2.9 x 0.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 5/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Case And Eyeglasses; sheet silver, silver-plated metal, optical glass (glasses); stained shagreen on wood core (case); H x W x D (a): 12.7 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm (5 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in.) H x W x D (b): 11.5 x 2.9 x 0.8 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 5/16 in.); Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt; 1931-6-9-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan & Simone Hartman Collection.

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