Iconic glasses of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime Prime Minister (PF361)

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2015-06-26 12:20:38

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Iconic glasses of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's wartime Prime Minister (PF361)

These iconic Tortoiseshell glasses were owned and worn by the great British wartime leader

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is largely considered to be one of the greatest wartime leaders in history. He served as British prime minister from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955. He was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer and an artist. He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was also the first person in history to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.

Winston Churchill glasses

These spectacular acetate tortoiseshell reading glasses belonged to Sir Winston Churchill. Click here to see a photograph of Churchill wearing his glasses.

The glasses were manufactured by C.W. Dixey & Son, the oldest independent eyewear company in the world. They were left with the opticians after they had been sent there for repairs. They come complete with their C.W. Dixey and Son blue leather case and a compliments slip from the optician's, the reverse of whichreads:

"These tortoiseshell spectacles were made in 1954 for the Rt Hon Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG OM CH". The compliments slip is signed by J R A Gibson, director of C.W. Dixey & Son.

Winston Churchill compliments slip

In fine condition and with impeccable provenance, these spectacles are a fantastic item of memorabilia from the great wartime leader.

(PF361) (M)

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