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Maker: Bushnell, American, active ca. 1835–45
Maker, possibly by: Phineas Bushnell, American, 1741–1836
Maker, possibly by: Amasa Bushnell, American, active ca. 1838–46

Spectacles

ca. 1840

Sterling silver, glass

4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1985.84.192
Geography: 
Made in United States
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Carl R. Kossack, to 1985; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1985–1987,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 40, no. 2 (Spring 1988): 50.

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