Georgian Silver Spectacles in Original Case, 1812 by SP
Spectacles (cased) - Birmingham 1812 by Samuel Pemberton - 11cm long. 12.6cm long case. 19g (53g gross) - AG/3715
This is a great pair of Georgian silver spectacles with the bonus of being housed in its original tortoiseshell case.
Rarely do spectacles and their original cases survive together and despite some condition issues to the case, this is a really good combination. The glasses have hinged arms so that they can be neatly packed away, whilst the tortoiseshell case has a hinged flip-lid, felt-lined interior and silver mounts including a cartouche to the underside that remains free from engraving. The Birmingham hallmarks are spread around the silver sections of the spectacles including the SP maker's mark for Samuel Pemberton.
The spectacles are in fine condition and essentially the case is in good working order, however the main body part of the hinge has been repaired and there is some minor damage to the seam at the base of the case (see close-up photos) - this has been accounted for in the very competitive price for such a rare pairing.