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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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GlassesLorgnetteGold, Diamonds, Enameled Flowers, Embossed Rococo Handle, 4 1/2 In., Illustrated2008Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesWood Folding, Black Lacquer, Brass Mounts, Chinese, Case, 2-In. Lenses, illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesSteel Round, Double Hinged, Wood Case, Late 18th Century, 1 7/8 x 5 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesSpectacles Silver, Coin, Stamped, Caldwell, Case, c.1850, 5 x 4 In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesScissors Frame Gilt Metal, Acanthus Scrolls, France, 19th Century, 4 3/8-In., illustrated2009Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesProtective GogglesTinted,Rubber,Metal Case,6 x 2 1/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesLorgnette14K Yellow Gold,Sterling Silver,4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesLorgnetteSilver,Dragon Design,French Hallmark,4 3/4 In. Illustrated2011Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesCoin Silver Oval Lenses, Adjustable Slides, Loop Ends, J.A., c.1810, 4 3/8 In. illustrated2016Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesBrassTinted, Pre-Civil War Illustrated2013Login / Create Account for Price
GlassesSunglasses Plastic, Rhinestones, Off White, Light Brown Overlay, Mid 1900s, Illustrated2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesBenjamin FranklinAdvertising Cloth, Case1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesGogglesWellaworth, Wire Frame, Tinted Lenses, Box, Early 1900s1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesJ. HydeSterling, C.18151995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette14k White Gold, Folding, Leather Case1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteBlack Bakelite, Folding1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteCenter Diamond, Geometric Onyx & Diamond Mount, Platinum1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteDiamond Bail & Bridge, Sapphire Ring, Platinum & White Gold1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteDiamonds, Black Enamel, Cord, Diamond Handle, Cartier, Art Deco1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteFolding, Pin, Sterling Silver1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteGilded Brass Handle, 8 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteHeart-shaped Handle, 10k Gold1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteOnyx & Diamond Handle, Seed Pearl Chain, 41 In.1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteScroll Work Handles & Top, Yellow Gold1995Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesOperaAttached To Gold Plated Holder, Folding, Case, 1880s1995Login / Create Account for Price


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