DRAMATIC OPTOMETRIST’S SIGN

DRAMATIC OPTOMETRIST’S SIGN

Stock Number: 8378

$1950.

For sale, this wood framed glass panel with its reflective striations, is a dramatic and appealing sign for a French optometrist's advertisement for his filling of doctor's eyeglass prescriptions

Dimensions

10-3/4 x 14-3/4 inches (27 x 37 cm)

Circa

c. early 20th century

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Other Medical Antiques

Description

DRAMATIC OPTOMETRIST’S SIGN, French, c. early 20th c., the red grain-painted wood frame measuring 10-3/4″ x 14-3/4″ (27 x 37 cm), the glass panel backed with reflective material and reverse-painted or -printed in color, showing fitted eyeglasses, a cross-section of the eye, and the message “Execution Rapide des Ordonnances de M’rs. les Oculistes”. It is signed in the corner, for the patented process “Luicolor B’te. S.G.D.G., 339 rue des Pyrenees, Paris.” To the reverse is a hinged card support, as though to stand the sign in a window display. The reflective striations of the background give the sign a dramatic quality as one walks by. Condition is fine throughout. 

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US TESSERACT

David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected]

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