women's : pre-1970 : k8288
product code : k8288 : £ 185
  • 1930s/40s translucent shaded pink plastic
    frame, unmarked

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.



other info
  • Translucent lucite all through this frame means no maker's

    name or mark, but the angular shape puts it into the art-deco

    period and perhaps through into the post-war 1940s. There's

    something sassy about this design and as it's also an

    unconventional size, it was probably bespoke. Catalogues

    of stock frames contain nothing like this fashion-forward

    style - choices for women at that time were mostly round

    dark acetates or round dark windsor rims. The colour too

    is modern - see this still from a 1938 British Pathe short on

    applying makeup where women were being advised to wear

    these more "inobtrusive" light coloured plastic frames. The

    warmish pink colour is wonderful and the light bounces off

    this early cellulose acetate aka lucite or acrylic; it also

    accentuates the crisp angles and edges. Imagine this jazz-

    baby with a shingled bob, in a Poirot plot or on the pages of

    a fashion magazine. The quality is very high, the pin heads

    smoothed off and the wide, library arms - for a woman's frame

    - with rounded ball ends. Very rare and in remarkable condition

    for nearly a century old, ready for your lenses.

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