Outstanding green tinted eyeglasses circa mid-late 19th century.
These are a bit more unusual than the glasses I typically find for a few reasons. First, green tinted lenses are one of the more scarce colors (and my favorite color to purchase!). Also, these have a wonderful turn-pin style or "pivot" side arms as well as small teardrop finial loops.
Very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Before the days of sunglasses, there were tinted glasses, believed by some to improve vision, but also worn for the sake of fashion by others.
The lenses are tinted green but are not magnifying or prescription.
Steel frames with glass lenses.
+++ Measurements +++
4.25” hinge to hinge across the front of the glasses. They are small but quite flexible to fit a range of sizes.
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition with minor age-related wear and patina. Some very minor surface wear to the lenses but no major damage and nothing that is visible or impairs vision when wearing them.
These are wearable with care at your own risk (the lenses are made of glass, and therefore do not meet modern safety regulations).
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
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