ca. 1850
7 in HIGH x 2.5 in WIDE x .5 in DEEP
(17.78 cm HIGH x 6.35 cm WIDE x 1.27 cm DEEP)
Gift of Mrs. M. E. Schlichtmann

Chinese spectacles. 1 pair Chinese reading glasses; Period or Date: ca. 1850 - Calif. Description: Round lenses, folding arms. Embroidered silk covered leather case. Red background. From the History Information Station: Object: Chinese glasses case, leather with silk embroidery, circa 1850. History: When this case was brought to California from China during the Gold Rush, it was probably a cherished possession, and would have been difficult to replace. But Chinese embroidered accessories are common consumer items in California today.

Used: California | Chinese

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