vintage 1970s fantasy eyewear sunglasses. Clear lucite butterfly, rare and highly collectible. Marked Sir Winston England. 4 plastic lens, 2 green 2 rose purple.
Glass measures 2-1/8"/5.5cm x 2"/5cm, temple 4-7/8"/12.5cm, total width of glasses 6-1/4"/16cm, total height 4"/10cm.
Condition: Very Good gently loved vintage condition. Hinges open and close easily, No cracks, Lenses and frame normal minor scratches and signs of wear from use. Plastic is overall yellowed from age. Some photos have flash, some no flash. Some wear inside logo arms. See Photos.
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History of Butterfly Eyewear Frames: Butterfly motif for optical frames has enjoyed several decades of popularity. First made popular in the 1950s by Paulette Guinet with huge flowing Mardi Gras hand painted frames. Marian Slater and Oliver Gold carried the motif into Op Art 1960s. Then this cutie from late 1970s by Sir Winston. London Anglo American in the 1980s copies many of the earlier styles and added their "over the top" flair.