Ref. Number: 791

Country: China

Period: 19-20th Cent.

Material: Wood & lacquer

Engraved Chinese eyeglass case (Recto)

內含大美: Great beauty is contained internally”…

is the inscription engraved on one side, upper part, of the eyeglass case.

Engraved Chinese eyeglass case (verso)

A concentric case in black lacquer with floral designs on both sides.

The eyeglasses it once contained were worn by the literati class of Chinese scholars during the 19th to early 20th century.

Please note that this item is only a case, and does not include the eyeglasses.

Condition: the case shows normal signs of age and use.

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