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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
 GlassesMagnifying GlassBentwood Frame, Thick Bubbled Lens, C.17002005Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPince-nezGilt Metal Wire Frames, Oval Lenses, Hard Case, Velvet Lining, 1900s2005Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesOctagonal Lens, Case, Embossed Lid, C.18602005Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunCartier, 188 Collet-set Diamonds, Black Acetate Inset, Cartier, France2005Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunYellow Glass Lenses, Flexible Earpiece, Leather Case, Ray Ban, Bausch & Lomb2005Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteBlack, Red Enamel, 14k Gold Case, Platinum Bail, Onyx, Tiffany & Co.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnettePlatinum, 14k White Gold, Diamond Chain, Art Deco, C.1920, 28 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnettePlatinum, Diamond, Hinged Opera Glasses, Onyx, Art Deco, C.19202004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteScroll & Leaf Design, Monogram, 10k Gold, C.1890, 3 In.2004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunLaminated, Fabric, Multicolor, Large Round Lenses, Pucci Style, France, C.19582004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunLaminated, Fabric, Plaid, C.19582004Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteDiamond, Onyx, Navette Shape, Platinum Mount, Art Deco2003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteEngraved, Flowers, Vines, Monogram, 14k Gold2003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesRacingPrewar, 2 Pair2003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesRound Lenses, 12k Gold Filled Frames, Blue Fitted Snap Case, 19402003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesSilver Wire, 1830s ~illus2003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunOrange Shade, Lime Green & Pink, Labeled Emilo Pucci, 1960s2003Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnettePlatinum, Diamonds, Cord, Tiffany, 1890-19152002Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesIron, Original Leather Case, C.17502002Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesRound Lenses, Gold Filled Frames, Blue Fitted Snap Case, 19402002Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesBatwingWhite & Silver Plastic, France, 1950s2001Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteBlack Onyx, Marcasite, France2001Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteFaux Tortoiseshell, Pierced Handle, Swiveling Eye Piece, 8 In.2001Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteTortoiseshell, Folding, Lever Opens Spectacle, 3 1/2 In. Closed2001Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesPince-nez2 Lenses, Leather Pocket Case2001Login / Create Account for Price


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