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A PAIR OF GOLD SPECTACLES**
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A PAIR OF GOLD SPECTACLES**

MARK OF WILLIAM OR MARCUS WISE, BROOKLYN, MID 19TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF GOLD SPECTACLES**
MARK OF WILLIAM OR MARCUS WISE, BROOKLYN, MID 19TH CENTURY
The spectacles with octagonal frames, marked on arm, also marked 24
5 in. long
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William Wise is listed in an 1873 Brooklyn business directory as a jeweler who dealt in watches, silver, and spectacles and was located at 79 Fulton Street. Marcus Wise is listed as an optician in Louise Conway Belden, Marks of American Silversmiths in the Ineson-Bissel Collection, 1980, p. 452. A pair of gold spectacles by the same maker sold in these Rooms, 20-21 January 2005, lot 138.

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