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Helio Ascari 1940s WWII Air Corps Sunglasses

Helio Ascari 1940s WWII Air Corps Sunglasses

Regular price $ 720.00 USD
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Extremely rare in their own right, these WWII Army Air Corps glasses by the CESCO company of Chicago have an incredible amount of detailed etching and relief work on the rim edge, bridge and other areas.

Given Ascari's passion for vintage, these glasses were an exceptional candidate for his attention to detail. The temple pieces are wrapped in Italian leather and finished with beautiful handmade bronze details at both ends. The detachable sunglass clip is leather wrapped at the bridge and secures to the glasses by pulling the ends over the edge. The sunglass is held in place by four claw tabs that grip the outer edge of the glasses frame. They are a beautiful study in function and design.

  • Made in USA
  • Extremely rare "wayfarer" style shape
  • Lens width (measuring across at widest point) is 5 cm or approximately 1 15/16" wide
  • Lens height (measuring top to bottom at the tallest point is 4.5 cm or approximately 1 3/4" tall
  • Condition of vintage lenses and frame are commensurate with age and show wear, including scratches.
  • Handmade bronze end caps
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