France, 1790. Cardboard case for bow spectacles coming from Maison GONICHON, Place des Victoires Opticien à Paris, such as from paper label affixed in the conjunction between the two case bodies. The optic maker Jean-Baptiste Charles GONICHON was active in the first half of the 1700 years where he was honored with the title of “marchand miroitier privilégié suivant la Cour” died in Paris in 1763 where he was succeeded by his sister Marie-Michelle Gonichon, who married Claude Paris and daughter whom he married in 1800 Robert Aglae CAUCHOIX and the company was active until about 1830.
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France, 1830. Rare paper label. The optician advertises the sale of cylindrical lenses for the correction of astigmatism.