2006.0006.004 A Spectacles
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Spectacles (Eyeglasses)

  • Category:

    Metals

  • Creator (Role):

    Ebenezer Eaton Bailey (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    West Unity, New Hampshire, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Claremont, New Hampshire, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1825-1836

  • Materials:

    Silver; Glass

  • Techniques:

    Wrought, Blown, Cast

  • Museum Object Number:

    2006.0006.004 A


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Object Number

2006.0006.004 A

Object Name

Spectacles (Eyeglasses)

Category

Metals

Credit Line/Donor

Gift in memory of Cecile Ferland on the tenth anniversary of her death

Creator (Role)

Ebenezer Eaton Bailey (Maker)-1862
As per Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths, pp.40-41: E. E. Bailey part of E. E. Baily & Co. from 1837-1839; E. E. Bailey part of E.E. & S.C. Bailey c.1836-1862.

Place of Origin

West Unity, New Hampshire, New England, United States, North America

Origin Notes

As per Flynt & Fales (see References): Ebenezer Eaton Bailey also worked in Claremont, New Hampshire. (L. Clouser, cataloguer, 11/21/2009)

Secondary Place of Origin

Claremont, New Hampshire, New England, United States, North America

Date

1825-1836

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Right earpiece, inside; "E. E. BAILEY" stamped incuse
2. Mark; Left earpiece, outside; "7" stamped incuse.

Materials

Silver; Glass

Techniques

Wrought, Blown, Cast

Dimensions (inches)

1.181 (H) , 5.748 (W) , 4.803 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

3 (H) , 14.6 (W) , 12.2 (D)

Measurement Notes

.75oz AVP 7.5" from hinge to end of earpiece fully extended, 5.25" fully shortened.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Belden, Louise C. 1980 Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissell Collection. 506 p.
Example marks and background information, p. 41
[Book] Flynt, Henry N. & Fales, Martha Gandy. 1968 The Heritage Collection of Silver: With Biographical Sketches of New England Silversmiths, 1625-1825. 391 p.
Biographical information on E. E. Bailey, p. 149