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American Decorative Arts
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Maker: James Peters, American, 1790–1872

Spectacles

ca. 1825

Silver with molded and polished lead and potash-lime glass

arms fully extended: 1 1/8 × 4 1/2 × 6 in. (2.86 × 11.43 × 15.24 cm, 37 g)
Gift of Carl R. Kossack, B.S. 1931, M.A. 1933
1985.84.214
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

John Stuart Gordon, American Glass: The Collections at Yale (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2018), 80–81, no. 41.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.