Two spectacle cases, circa 1890

Two spectacle cases, circa 1890

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Caption: Two chatelaine spectacle cases. These would be worn on the wearer's waistband or belt. Spectacles are believed to have been invented in their early forms as early as the 13th century in Italy. These cases are leather and silver and date from around 1890, England.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1890, 1890s, 19th century, antique, case, cases, chatelaine, england, english, eye, historical, history, medical instrument collection, nineteenth century, ophthalmic, ophthalmological, ophthalmology, sight, spectacles, vision, yellow background

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