Oriental spectacle case, circa 1870

Oriental spectacle case, circa 1870

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Caption: Oriental silk spectacle case with floral decoration. This piece dates from the nineteenth century but spectacles are believed to have been invented in their early forms as early as the thirteenth century in Italy.

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Keywords: 1800s, 1870, 1870s, 19th century, antique, case, cases, decorative, eye, eyeglasses, floral, glasses, historical, history, medical instrument collection, nineteenth century, ophthalmic, ophthalmological, ophthalmology, oriental, sight, silk, spectacles, vision, yellow background

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