Tortoise Shell Glasses with Case

c. 1900
W: 2.75" D: 1.0" H: 6.5"
Tortoise Shell
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These hand-made tortoiseshell glasses from Northern China were fashionable in elite circles around the turn of the 20th century, as Western fashions increased in popularity. Emperor Puyi, the last emperor of China, wore a nearly identical pair. Original crystals and case.

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