women's 1950-1970 : k8421
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product code : k8421 : £ 115



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  • Art-Craft of America have been going for nearly a century

    and they are still going. They started in Rochester, New York

    in 1918 but this frame was produced by them in the 1950's.

    The company was known for finer quality frames using the

    best materials, superbly constructed, while still appealing to

    prevailing fashions. This is a combination frame which was so

    popular with women at the time. Art-Craft's expertise

    emphasised the jewel-like attributes of the gold-fill white

    metal and they produced exquisite, purely decorative

    elements like the 'trim' on the front of this pair. This gold-fill

    'trim' mounted onto the outer corners is like a delicate flower

    spray and the bridge is also engraved, with Art-Craft's heart

    design. The colour of the acetate combined with this white

    metal is a lovely compliment, being a pearlised grey. These

    1950's plastics - called zylonite in the US - are a dream and

    perhaps have more qualities than the aluminium brows and

    arms that followed, in the 1960's. This is a medium-sized

    frame at size: 44-22.

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vintage eyewear : 1950s by ART-CRAFT USA
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