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Painting, 17th century, anonymous artist from Cusco, Museo de Arte del Arzobispado, Cusco, Peru. The observer can notice a procession in front of the twin brothers Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian (on the right) and also Saint Cosme with Saint Damiano (on the left and wearing dark clothing with black crowns).
Painting, 17th century, anonymous artist from Cusco, Museo de Arte del Arzobispado, Cusco, Peru. The observer can notice a procession in front of the twin brothers Saint Crispin and Saint Crispinian (on the right) and also Saint Cosme with Saint Damiano (on the left and wearing dark clothing with black crowns). (Move your mouse over the picture from left to right to see two different details of the image.)
 Jeptha Homer Wade (American, 1811-1890.) Nathaniel Olds, 1837. Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 61.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Jeptha H. Wade III, 1991.134.2, Wade founded the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1854 and soon became one of Cleveland’s wealthiest industrialists. His grandson, Jeptha Wade II, was a founder of the Cleveland Museum of Art and donated the land upon which it stands as a Christmas gift to the city in 1892.
 Jeptha Homer Wade (American, 1811-1890.) Nathaniel Olds, 1837. Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 61.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of Jeptha H. Wade III, 1991.134.2, Wade founded the Western Union Telegraph Company in 1854 and soon became one of Cleveland’s wealthiest industrialists. His grandson, Jeptha Wade II, was a founder of the Cleveland Museum of Art and donated the land upon which it stands as a Christmas gift to the city in 1892.
Meissen case, porcelain, figural theme, circa 1780-1800, well-recognized “crossed swords” symbol noted on one end, Oppenheimer Collection.  Lovely and very rare.
 Meissen case, porcelain, figural theme, circa 1780-1800, well-recognized “crossed swords” symbol noted on one end, Oppenheimer Collection. Lovely and very rare.
After a portrait miniature in enamel by William Grimaldi (1751-1830), painted in 1811, which was itself after the self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792); painted in 1788, Lefays Fine Arts, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, UK
After a portrait miniature in enamel by William Grimaldi (1751-1830), painted in 1811, which was itself after the self-portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792); painted in 1788, Lefays Fine Arts, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, UK
A pair of hat spectacles, the case gilt tooled Carpenter & Westley, 24 Regent St., Waterloo Place, London, silver frames, no lenses, in fitted velvet lined leather case, 4 1/4in (11cm) wide, English, late 19th century, Bonhams London
A pair of hat spectacles, the case gilt tooled Carpenter & Westley, 24 Regent St., Waterloo Place, London, silver frames, no lenses, in fitted velvet lined leather case, 4 1/4in (11cm) wide, English, late 19th century, Bonhams London

Recent Additions & Changes to the Antique Spectacles Website

February 20, 2017
Updated the list of Individual Contributors to our website.
Updated the list of Local United States Historical Societies and Other Organizations.
Updated the list of Europe, Africa and Asia contributing Organizations.

January 2, 2017
Added an new page: Publicity About the SIGHT Film Project.
Various translations of key pages have been added - The Edward Scarlett Trade Card and Introduction to the Antique Spectacles Website.
Two additional lost Heymann items have been added.

December 17, 2016
Announced the major film documentary "Sight" on the Home page.
Added Pierre Marly to the Honor Roll.


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