These gorgeous blue/green tinted glasses date from the early 19th century, c. 1810-1830. The color is so lovely! I've never seen any in this exact shade of teal.
They have large loop ends, extending arms, and small lenses, meant to be worn on the end of the nose.
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. Some were worn as eye protection from the elements.
+++ Measurements +++
Approximately 4.75" across the front. They are pretty flexible to fit a range of sizes.
+++ Condition +++
Great condition with some minor imperfections and wear. The metal arms aren't completely straight and symmetrical. Some patina to the frames.
The lenses are in good condition with minor wear but nothing that I could see while wearing them.
These are wearable with care at your own risk (the lenses are antique and 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.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.