Antique Papier Mache Eyeglass Case w/ Vintage Wire Frame Glasses

Salt River Collectibles

SKU: 2965

  • The papier-mâché case features a beautiful Hand Painted Gold Victorian Design on a Black Lacquer Finish with a Velvet interior.
  • Includes set of Vintage Bronze/Brass Wire Frame Oval Spectacles with glass prescription lens that have cable styled curl temples and W nose bridge.
  • Glasses stamped SPA 
  • Circa 1890 - 1940
  • Condition:  Good - the case has some light scratching and one small chip on the side of the case but no other major damage. The lining of the case is still intact and in very good shape with just some minimal wear around the front edges which you can see in the photos. 
  • Eyeglasses are in good vintage condition and unfold fine but one is a little stiffer than the other. The lens are in good shape for their age with very minimal scratching and are prescription glasses of unknown strength.  
  • Case Size:  6 3/4 L x 1 1/2 " W
  • Spectacles Size: 4 2/4" W and 1 1/2 x 1 1/8" Oval Lens
  • Case Weight:  1.2 oz
  • Spectacles Weight: 12 grams


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The definitions of our condition standards are as follows:

EXCELLENT - Item shows no visible imperfections or blemishes with little or no signs of wear and has not had any repairs or restoration performed. 

GOOD - Item shows some signs of normal wear consistent with the age and handling of the item and may have some minor imperfections such as light scratches, dings or fading.

FAIR - Item shows more noticeable imperfections such as chips, cracks and may have been touched up or repaired or is missing a component. 

Note:  Some of the Vintage Sterling Silver items offered for sell on our website have been cleaned or polished by the previous owners and some have not.  Due to the varying schools of thought concerning cleaning Vintage Sterling Silver we do not clean or polish any of these type of items and instead choose to leave that decision in the hands of our customers.