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Spectacle Case

Spectacle Case

Accession №2000.017.00077
CategorySpectacle Case
PurposeVision Aids
Specific NameSpectacle Case


Case is gourd or pear shaped with carved Chinese characters and scenes. Donor translation indicates these mean "May you be eternally prosperous like the pine tree". Brass fitting at top holds cord attached to a wooden bead and a stone bead carved as a monkey. Brass fitting at bottom has a white bead and red colored glass. Donor's note indicates this is "antique ruby glass - no longer produced in China."

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