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Venetian Gondola glass. Oval lens and the frame size is about 20cm high and 27cm wide.   The glass it is probably 18th century, "Decoupage", The hook on the top is to hang it on the Gondola. Vascellari Collection
Venetian Gondola glass. Oval lens and the frame size is about 20cm high and 27cm wide. The glass it is probably 18th century, "Decoupage", The hook on the top is to hang it on the Gondola. Vascellari Collection
Scissors glasses, brass without gilding, late 18 c., perhaps German, Unkel Collection, Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum, Ingolstadt, Germany
Scissors glasses, brass without gilding, late 18 c., perhaps German, Unkel Collection, Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum, Ingolstadt, Germany
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness, pen and brown ink, 1640-45, Cleveland Museum of Art
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), Tobias Healing his Father’s Blindness, pen and brown ink, 1640-45, Cleveland Museum of Art
Two late 19th century glasses, one with very high base-in prism while the other has very high myopic lenses, both with K bridge and thin wire frame along with turnpin sides, Pitt H. Hebert Collection of the Optical Heritage Museum
Two late 19th century glasses, one with very high base-in prism while the other has very high myopic lenses, both with K bridge and thin wire frame along with turnpin sides, Pitt H. Hebert Collection of the Optical Heritage Museum
Eyeglasses case, ash splint basket, first quarter 20th century, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine.  (Baskets like this one were made by Native Americans in Maine for sale to non-Natives, rather than for their own use)
Eyeglasses case, ash splint basket, first quarter 20th century, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. (Baskets like this one were made by Native Americans in Maine for sale to non-Natives, rather than for their own use)

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20th century Spectacles

Virtual Museum with numerous Slideshows

Match the Famous Individual with their Contribution

Match the Year to the Significant Event

Wearing and Preserving Antique Spectacles

Optical Fans

Objects Made of Horn Slide Show

Objects Made of Baleen (Whalebone)

Rivet Spectacles-The Earliest Style

Slide Show of Objects Made of Tortoiseshell

The Madame Heymann Optical Collection

Unique Anachronisms Showing Eyeglasses

Adam's Patent Spectacles

Michael Lebby Wearing Unusual Examples (a slide show)

Spectacles of Well Known People in History

Slide Show of X-Bridge Spectacles

Benjamin Martin's Visual Glasses

Gnallic Shipwreck 1583

Franklin: Father of the Bifocal

Michael Lebby Wearing the BOA Museum Collection (Several Slideshows)

Solid Ivory Objects

Earliest Dated Cases

Slide Show of Contemporary People Wearing Optical Antiques

Edward Scarlett's Trade Card, 1714-1727

Optisches Museum, Jena

Museo Frederic Marès

Developmental History of the Telescope

Slide Show of Group Images from a Prominent Private Collection Abraham Lincoln’s

Eyeglasses: A Fresh Look Reveals a World-Class Treasure

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A. Survey of Rarities


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