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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
 GlassesLorgnette14K Gold,Leather Case,Early 20th Century,5 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette14K White Gold,Sterling Silver Chain,Round Lenses,c.1920,24 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteArt Nouveau,Sterling Silver,Gold Wash,2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteFolded,Round,Release Button,Short Handle,18K White Gold,3 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteOctagonal Folded Lenses,Release Button,14K White Gold,4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteRound,Column Handle,Push Button Release,14K Gold,4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteRound,Folded,Square Tapered Handle,Trefoil Finial,Mark,Rose Gold,5 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteRound,Folded,Tapered Handle,Round Finial,Yellow Gold,5 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnetteTortoiseshell,Carved,1920s,7 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesRimlessChinese,Tortoiseshell Temple Pads,Shagreen Case,5 1/2 & 7 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectaclesSteel Flip Top Case,c.17502011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglassesFolding,Simulated Tortoise,Green,Orange,Pierre Cardin,1960s,6 1/4 x 1 3/4 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglassesPinco-Ney,Foldable,Gutta Percha Rim,Case,Early 1900s,3 1/2 In.2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSunglassesSpring Frame,Hard Case,Douglas & Pittman,Atlanta,Ga.,Late 1800s2011Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCat’s-Eye Bakelite, Butterscotch, Wavy Lines, Vogue, 1950s2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCat’s-Eye Rhinestones, Black, Square, Green Vinyl Case, c.1940, 5 x 6 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesGold Side Spangle Drops, Leather Case, Gastone Novelli, GEM, Milan, 19682010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Platinum, 68 Diamonds, 23 Sapphires, Rock Crystal, Victorian2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Platinum, Diamonds, Filigree, Link Chain, Hinged Frame2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Silver, Rose Cut Diamond, Scrolled, Chain, Art Nouveau, 7 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Sterling Silver, Green Enamel, Classical Design, 6 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesSpectacles Coin Silver, Rounded Rectangular Lenses, Collapsible Arms, D. Moody, 5 x 5 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesTortoiseshell Carved, Gothic Style, Case, 5 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesCoin Silver Jay Cadwell, Leather Case, Philadelphia, c.1850, 5 x 4 In.2009Login / Create Account for Price
 GlassesLorgnette Art Deco, 14K Gold, Case, Green Velvet Lining2009Login / Create Account for Price


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