product code : k5447 :
1930's pale green plastic frame, unmarked
Original green mineral glass sun lenses
Incredible deco shape in a stunning green early plastic.
Like Bakelite and lucite it is quite a dense material, so
the edges and angles are crisp and defined and the colour
is divine, a lightly marbled, even pearlised 'Eau de Nil'
which literally means Water of the Nile. This was the
legacy of Egyptomania and was THE colour of the 1930's
as it also embraces that decade's love of the Orient,
and the colour jade. We have never had or seen anything
similar and it is so stylish one thinks of wearers like Wallis
Simpson and places like Biarritz. It is a high quality frame
too, with optical grade hinges and the inside sculpted at
the bridge so it may have been made in Europe. The glass
lenses are the flat type, most commonly seen pre-war and
as is typical, one lens slightly darker than the other (see
above), but not so that you would notice when being worn.
The uv protection is good, and the tint a green which
compliments that gorgeous pastel colour frame, in a unique
Art Deco shape. You could wear them in the sun in Hungary
with your green bathing suit or on a yacht with Hercules
Poirot, but be careful not to let them slip off into the Nile -
or the limpid waters of your local lagoon.