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Glasses
Glasses

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.

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ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 GlassesSpectacles 14K Gold Frame, Bifocal, Folding, 4 1/2 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette 14K Yellow Gold, Engraved, Folding, c.1890, 4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette 18K Yellow Gold, Collapsible, Victorian, 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Art Deco, 14K Gold, Case, Green Velvet Lining2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Art Deco, Camphor Glass Handle, Diamond, 3 1/4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Art Deco, Platinum, Foldable, Diamonds, 3 x 1 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Art Nouveau, Gold, White Enamel, Garnets, Rubies, Diamonds, Leaves, 4 3/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCat’s-Eye Bakelite, Butterscotch, Wavy Lines, Vogue, 1950s2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPlastic Black & White Laminated, Frame Only, Marked F.G. USA2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesWhite Metal Frame Black Composite Temple Tips, C Decoration, Cartier, Case, 2 x 5 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglasses Black Plastic, Wide Arms, Interlocking CCs, Chanel,2016Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglasses Bulgari, Italy, Woman’s, 6 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesTortoiseshell Carved, Gothic Style, Case, 5 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Chain, Link, Paperclip, Moonstone Clusters, 14K Gold, c.1900, 58 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectacles Coin Silver, Rounded Rectangular Lenses, Collapsible Arms, D. Moody, 5 x 5 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Edwardian, Platinum, Diamond Mounting, Spring Opening Mechanism, 3 1/4 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Enamel Silver Case, 2 3/4 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Flower, Leaves, Scrolls, 14K Gold, Krementz, Art Nouveau, 4 In. 2012Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesWood Folding, Black Lacquer, Brass Mounts, Chinese, Case, 2-In. Lenses, illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Garland, Scrolls, Star Set Diamond, 14K Gold, Art Nouveau, Krementz & Co.2012Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesScissors Frame Gilt Metal, Acanthus Scrolls, France, 19th Century, 4 3/8-In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglasses Gold Acetate, Gold YSL Insignia, Black Lacquer Arms, Yves St. Laurent,2017Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Griffins, Devil, Orange Cabochon, Diamonds, Engraved Scrolls, Krementz2012Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCoin Silver Jay Cadwell, Leather Case, Philadelphia, c.1850, 5 x 4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglasses Jeweled Case, Judith Leiber, 5 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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