A pair of spectacles made with tortoiseshell rims, hand-forged jointed brass temples, and bi-convex lenses; came in a lacquered case with a decorative knot tied to the end of the case.
Number Of Parts
a - spectacles - Size: Length 14.2 cm x Width 12.7 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
b - case - Size: Length 15 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; previously owned by Mrs. P.J.F. Houston
Original record had "19c."
Storage Room 0010
Lenses detached; left rim broken
Nina Drade; CD #UHN
Two visiting Japanese gentlemen identified the glasses as Japanese on the basis of the "ancient" Japanese writing on the case. There would originally have been a netsuke attached to the cord to allow the case to be suspended from the kimono sash (9/10/81).