Glasses for the eyes, or spectacles, were mentioned in a manuscript in 1289 and have been used ever since. Sometime before 1727, the modern style of glasses, held in place by the temples, the pieces that extend behind the ears, was developed. Bifocals were invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1785. Lorgnettes were popular in late Victorian times. Opera Glasses are listed in their own category.
You can sort by any title. Click on any of the top titles to sort. If you want to see how it works, click on “Year Priced.” All prices are reviewed by experts, but not every price has an image.
|Image||Category||Pattern or Item||Description||Year Priced||Price|
|Glasses||Cat's-eye||Brown Translucent Plastic, Topaz Rhinestones, Gold Accents, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Pearlized Amethyst, France, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Silver, Polished, Marcasite Rhinestones, 1950s||2007||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Diamonds, Platinum, Hand Engraved, Bar, Chain, C.1920||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Engraved, Filigree, 12k Gold, Leather Case||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Floral Repousse, Brass, Gold Filled Handle Case, Late 1800s||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Flowers, Birds, Gold, Pierced, Engraved, Continental, Late 1800s, 3 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Tortoiseshell Celluloid, Dragon Handle Case, 5 1/2 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Magnifying||Carved Bone Dog Head, Glass Eyes, Carved Whistle, 12 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Pince-nez||Chain, 14k White Gold, Case, 1917||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Sewing||Brass, Adjustable, Fred Von Santen Fancy Good, Leather Case, 1890s||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Sun||Brass Frames, Green Lenses, Paper Case, Mounted In Wood Case, Late 1700s||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Sun||Ray-ban, Aviator, Shooter Model, Gold Filled, Glass Lenses, 5 5/8 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Bakelite||Men's, Round Lenses, 1920-30, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, Black & Clear Lucite, Carved Edge, France, 1950s, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, Flame Ends, Aurora Rhinestones, Sergio, Italy||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Cat's-eye||Women's, White Pearlescent Plastic, France, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Horn Rimmed||Men's, Apolo, Black, Featherweight Dupont Nylon, 5 3/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Horn Rimmed||Men's, Imitation Tortoiseshell, Diplomat, Late 1950s, 5 1/4 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Horn Rimmed||Men's, Imitation Tortoiseshell, Foremost Optical, Early 1960s, 6 In.||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Sun||Women's, Square, Pink & White Rims, Cazal, Germany, Late 1970s||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Reeded Case, 14k Gold, Initials, Art Deco, Lugeni, C.1930, 2 1/2 x 3/4 In.||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Lorgnette||Sterling, Art Nouveau||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Magnifying Glass||Bentwood Frame, Thick Bubbled Lens, C.1700||2005||Login / Create Account for Price||Glasses||Pince-nez||Gilt Metal Wire Frames, Oval Lenses, Hard Case, Velvet Lining, 1900s||2005||Login / Create Account for Price|