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Celebrating brooch
Italy, 1988. Celebrating brooch for the 35th year in the job. When archieving this goal, the optician becomes Master Optician. This brooch belongs to Urbano Vascellari, since 1988.
Anno: 1870
Silver plated brooch
United States, 1920. Silver plated brooch with retractable chain for Lorgnettes or Pincenez.
Anno: 1920
Menu spectacles
Germany, 1920. Silver brooch lorgnette with pearl red coral pearl and marcasites. It'also known as menu spectacles. Beautiful floral composition.
Anno: 1920
Trilobal boxwood case
Venice, 1680. Trilobal boxwood case for bow glasses. Both sides are inlaid with a medallion bearing the letters NBP. Two spectacles can be accommodated within. Whalebone bow glasses in it.
Anno: 1680
Wooden case with ray skin
France, 1770. Wooden case covered with ray skin (Galuchat) with trefoil shape. The interior is lined with salmon cloth, for 6 bow spectacles. With gold hinge.
Anno: 1770
Silver belt case
England, Birmingham 1887. Silver belt case with flowers embossed and perforated buckle. Brand of manufacturer C.C.
Anno: 1887
Sterling Silver belt case
Birmingham, England, 1886. Sterling silver belt case with all the marks. Central cartouche engraved with three letters.
Anno: 1886
English parchment
London, England, 1841. Wooden case containing one paper and one parchment documents. Mr. Campbell Henry Dundas's admissions to the free society of glass makers.
Anno: 1841
Safilo declaration
Italy, 1953. Declaration of Safilo company as use certification for Mr. Urbano Vascellari. The company claims that the same work in their employment from October 18, 1946.
Anno: 1953
Eskimo Spectacles
Lapland, about 1800. Protective eyewear carved on wood and coated internally with pitch black to reduce reflection of the back surface. Object was found during an Arctic exploration in 1907.
Anno:
Ex Voto
Syria, 2nd or 1st millennium before Christ. Object of prehistoric worship from Tel Barak. The idol in question is represented by two large eyes testifying to the importance attributed to this organ since prehistoric times.
Anno:
Ex Voto
Italy, late'800. Ex voto in silver-plated, dedicated to St. Lucia. Northern Italian school for the item factory.
Anno:
Tortoiseshell ear thrumpet
Tortoiseshell ear thrumpet. England, 1870. with round spectacles.
Anno: 1870
Adams style Lorgnette
England, 1790. Silver and mother of pearl handle custody Adams style lorgnettes.
Anno: 1988
Fabergè Glasses
Russia, 1890. Niello silver lorgnette made by Fabergé silversmith. Coat of arms of the Romanov family, Czar of Russia.
Anno: 1890
Silver and ivory men-lorgnette
England, Birmingham 1834. . On the handle is carved a coat of arms and ends with the head of a dog with collar.
Anno: 1834
Silver engraved neck lorgnette
England 1820. Silver floreal engraved neck lorgnette. The handle keeps the lens when it is closed.
Anno: 1820
Van Axel Lorgnette
Italy, 1840. Gold neck lorgnette with stones and baroque pearl. it was property of Counts Van Axel family. The handle has an unusual shape, when closed it might seem a barber's razor. The stones' disposition creates the Italian flag when the object is hung to a chain from the neck. Used at theatres to express the belonging to the Italian state during the Austrian occupation.
Anno: 1840
Magic lantern
Germany, 1930. Aluminum magic lantern with green painted body and lion paws. Contained in a cardboard box. The stamp is from the Fascist Era.
Anno: 1930
Reading stone
England 1770. Magnifying glass countertop half drop-shaped with its own pouch lined with parchment paper and painted with designs such Cashmere. The interior of the box is upholstered in green velvet.
Anno: 1770
Zograscope
England, 1820. Mahogany and oak Zograscope with mercury mirror. Suitably tilting the mirror back, it was possible to show a magnified image of a printing or other object placed on the table, through the lens.
Anno: 1820
Microscopes
England, 1820. Little boxwood with glass. The box used to contain living insects to be observed with a microscope.
Anno: 1820
Simple Microsope
England, 1820. Small set of lenses at high magnification to view flowers and small insects. This type is considered as simple microscope. Contained in its box covered in black leather with heat-stamped Cashmere-type designs and salmon cloth lining.
Anno: 1820
Monocle
France 1820. Steel brushed monocle. The beads also in steel are worked with diamond facets.
Anno: 1820
Monocle
Venice, end 1700. Nice horn pocket eyeglass made with a negative lens. The lens is kept in the handle when it is folded. Many air bubbles included in the vitreous mass.
Anno: 1700
Aluminum opera glasses
France, 1880. Aluminum opera glasses with porcelain and turtle. On the bodies painted two romantic scenes in rural landscapeare. Signed Hazebroucq ingénieur opticien, 23 rue de la Paix, Paris. on the eyepieces as the case. Optic maker active from 1873 to 1888. Excellent quality of the lenses.
Anno: 1880
Optical Ensign
France, 1870. Brass optical ensign with blue and red glass lenses.
Anno: 1870
Optical Instruments
France, 1890. Walnut portable instrument, to diagnose visual defects for both distance and near including astigmatism. Autovisiometre, No. 324.
Anno: 1890
Porcelain medallion
France, 1870. Porcelain medallion representing a woman with Lorgnette in provocative position.
Anno: 1870
Eyeglasses on tiles
Holland, 1670. Ceramic Delft tile with an itinerant optician. He is carrying a shoulder box and holding arch specs with both hands.
Anno: 1670
Eyeglasses on tiles
Holland, end of 1600. Ceramic Delft tile. A nobile lady is represented here, holding an object. It might be one of the first representations of venetian or french spectacles. In fact it was a monocle.
Anno: 1600
Bow Metal Oriental
China, 1890. Folding metal silver bow spectacles, maybe Alpacca, with front spacer. Plano lenses. Contained in its ray skin case.
Anno: 1890
Oriental Bow Spectacles
Japan, half 1800. Blonde tortoiseshell bow spectacles of considerable size, thank to the diameters of lenses, 5,5 cm. Contained in a blue silk case and wood walnut.
Anno:
Oriental Spectacles with Temples
China, 1880. Tortoiseshell spectacles with pierced bridge and folding temples. Papier mache spectacles case with relief designs.
Anno: 1880
Oriental Spectacles with temples
Japan, first half of 1900. Sunglasses without screws with big round lenses. Very similar to the glasses made by prisoners in Europe.
Anno:
Oriental spectacles with temples
China, second half 1800 year.Silver spectacles with folding temple.Ring terminals and lenses in brown quartz. Content in its shagreen case.
Anno:
Oil Canvas
Italy, 1680. Oil painting depicting a Nuremberg bow spectacles resting on wooden case.
Anno: 1680
Oil Canvas
Italy, 1740. Oil painting showing an old man with leather bow spectacles and child with a wind pinwheel. On the table a glass bier repaired with a iron wire.
Anno: 1740
Prints and paintings
Press cutting, the 'Jokers Dancing' from de Jacques Callot (Nancy 1592/1635). The minstrel is depicted with a large pair of glasses.
Anno:
Prints and Paintings
Italy, Venice 1750. The Alchemist, printed by Il Chiozzotto for Nicolò Cavalli.Original hand colorful.On the nose of the chemical it is placed a beautiful bow leather spectacles.
Anno: 1750
Paper label
France, 1790. Cardboard case for bow spectacles coming from Maison GONICHON, Place des Victoires Opticien à Paris, such as from paper label affixed in the conjunction between the two case bodies. The optic maker Jean-Baptiste Charles GONICHON was active in the first half of the 1700 years where he was honored with the title of "marchand miroitier privilégié suivant la Cour" died in Paris in 1763 where he was succeeded by his sister Marie-Michelle Gonichon, who married Claude Paris and daughter whom he married in 1800 Robert Aglae CAUCHOIX and the company was active until about 1830.
Anno: 1790
Paper labels
France, 1830. Rare paper label. The optician advertises the sale of cylindrical lenses for the correction of astigmatism.
Anno: 1830
Pincenez
United States, 1880. Bakelite frame and sniper lenses for this pincenez. The glass is made of two different colors, yellow in the middle, transparent on the edge and then etched.
Anno: 1880
Mother of pearls scissor glasses
France, 1803/1809. Mother of pearl and silver gilt scissor glasses. It has two marks: a lozenge with initials and a bundle.
Anno: 1870
Silver scissors glasses
France, 1820. Silver gilt scissor glasses. The handles are made from a composition of leaves.
Anno: 1820
Tortoise scissor glasses
France 1809/19. Rare tortoiseshell and silver scissor glasses with oval lenses. The maker is C.J. Ducray in Paris.
Anno: 1809
Protective Spectacles
Japan, end 1800 year. Wood spectacles, probably to work at close range considering the power of the lenses +4.00 dt. who needed protection even lateral view the particular structure. Also this specs. has an appendix spacer to prevent the lenses they supported the lashes.
Anno:
Protective Spectacles
England, 1800. Protective iron bow spectacles for stonebreaker. Probably made by prisoners. Sold at Sotheby's auction on June 18, 1986.
Anno: 1800
Eyeglasses type Richardson
France, 1850. Blue steel four lenses horseshoe spectacles with blue and green lenses and red leather case. Made by Bianchi optician, active in Paris since 1787.
Anno: 1870
Bow Spectacles
Germany, 1770. The peculiarity of these two copper glasses is the construction of the lens called "facetten glaser", due to the type of manufacture. The glasses with yellow silk on the nose are very rare, as it is made with plano lenses. The lenses are slightly darker but not too much to protect from the sun and that's why the glasses was described as "conservative". Used to preserve the eyes during the reading from the white paper. Held in their double ray-skin case.
Anno: 1770
Bow Spectacles
Spain? first half of 1700. Bow leather spectacles held in wooden case with leather hinges. The lens on the right, while having the same power and thickness of the left, is fixed to the frame with a thickness due to a probable loss of elasticity of leather. The thickness is actually the rim of a Nuremberg copper frame.
Anno: 1700
Bow Spectacles
Venice, mid '700. Whalebone bow spectacles with dark green plano lenses.Contained in cardboard case and ink stained at tortoiseshell effect. Presents felt pads on the nasal side to reduce slipping caused by the lens diameter of about 4 cm.
Anno: 700
Bow Spectacles
Leather bow spectacles with iron bridge. Nord european area, early XVIII century. Rare and extremely delicate nose spectacles.The thickness of the frame, measuring less than two millimeters , and the flexible iron bridge fastened by rivet pins, made this frame extremely lightweight and elastic but at the same time, not very resistant. The lenses are particularly oxidized.Intransparency numerous micro air bubbles trapped in the glassy mass are visible, which is typical of the earliest productions. The spectacles are contained in a contemporary case made of boiled leather, and embellished with dotted diamond shapes with longitudinal and parallel lines obtained by hot pressure.
Anno:
Bow Spectacles
Nurnberg copper bow spectacles with yellow thread, in the nose area, to reduce the slipping. Lenses signed "London" to guarantee the high glass quality. Contained in a trilobate and carved boxwood case, from northern appenninic. Consists of two lamine retained by iron nails and a lower leather strip that acts as a locking and stopping of the spectacles.
Anno:
Cable Temples
Italy, 1930. Cable temples spectacles with meniscus lenses contained in cardboard case signed Spinelli-Venezia
Anno: 1930
Folding bow spectacles
England, 1760. Extremely rare folding bow spectacles with shark skin case. Thank to the silver bridge and the double hinges, the two lenses inserted in horn rings, could be put one on top of the other one, looking like a wheel. On the bridge there is a signature "BM". It belongs to Benjamin Martin, Optician in London, inventor of the lenses in the horn rings.
Anno: 1760
Folding bow spectacles
Center Mediterranean area, Syria or Candia XVIII century. Silver folding bow spectacles. Two dolphins or Triton are the ornamental theme for the arms of these pivoted spectacles. Their heads create the hinges of eyerings conjunction and the locking pin designes the eye of the fish. Contained in a brass and silver banjo case, is characterized by numerous engravings that imaginatively represent fish, snakes and birds, inspired by the post Byzantine miniature typical of Greek decorations. On the cover an inscription which translated is: Hadji Mama Dam Askenos 1816. (Hadji: noble and rich, Mama: name, Damaskenos: from Damascus surname), definitely the name of the user or to whom was given the object. Due to the type, the origin date is certainly earlier than the date engraved.
Anno:
Folding Temple
Austria, 1870. Golden brass spectacles in a decorated cross-stitch case.
Anno: 1851
Golf Temples
Italy, 1910. Celluloid spectacles ivory color with golf temples. They are the first temples that hook the ears and they are so named because they resemble the shape of the golf-club.
Anno: 1910
Coulisse Glasses

United States, 1870. Bifocals silver spectacles with coulisse temples. The frame has a different angle in the lower zone to help reading. Patent registered in 1867 by GEORGE D. EDMONDSON. Contained in wooden case.

Anno: 1870
Iron Temples
Italy, 1751. Very good piece of iron spectacles temple. The right lens signed "Camillo Lazzarini fecit 1751 Pesaro", indicates that it is one of the first temple spectacles depicted in the British trade card after the spiral temple from Scarlett. The power of the lenses is about -18.00 diopters. Content in impressed leather case.
Anno: 1751
Martin type Eyeglasses
England, 1770. Temple spectacles with ring ends. The lens has horn circles, Martin margins of the first type. Contained in its iron clamshell case.
Anno: 1770
Ring Temples
England, 1797. Sterling silver ring temple spectacles, bifocal lenses. Contained in porbeagle case. One of the most ancient pieces with bifocal lenses after Benjamin Franklin's invention in 1785. In a letter written in May 23rd, 1785 Franklin is finally pleased to have a single pair of glasses that allowed him to see both distance and near. These were two lenses with different powers, half-moon shaped and placed together in the same ring.
Anno: 1797
Brass theatre telescope
France, late '700. Fantastic brass theater telescope , ivory and blue Limoges enamels with gold decorations. Case in papier mache and red cloth, covered with red morocco.
Anno:
Short Telescope
Venice, 1820. Paper mache and horn theater telescope. Signed on the main body by Leonardo Semitecolo.
Anno: 1820
Crystal perfume bottle
France, 1820. Crystal perfume bottle with a small telescope inserted in the center.
Anno: 1870
Ivory Brisè fan
France, 1820. Ivory brisè fan with a small telescope hidden in the middle. The guards are decorated with two cherubs.
Anno: 1870
Tortoise Fan
France, 1795. Tortoise fan "direttorio" era with gold and silver leaves. The central medallion represents the scene of fidelity. There are two lenses on the top of the guards. When closed, a telescope effect is recreated looking through the rings on top of the telescope.
Anno: 1795
Walnut snuff tobacco case
France, 1820. Walnut snuff tobacco case turtle ermined with a small silver shield on the lid. A spy glasses with three body is hidden on the top of the case.
Anno: 1820
Telescope
Venice, second half 1700. Telescope coated in parchment paper mache and painted with floral motifs with the technique of lacquer Venetian. Consisting of three bodies.
Anno:
Telescope signed Angelo Deregni
Venice, 1790. Telescope signed Angelo Deregni in parchment and pressed paper and with rings horn. It is composed of four bodies.
Anno: 1790
Walking stick
Italy, 1920. Wonderful walking stick with a knob box in silver and agate. Contains a silver lorgnette stamped 800. It comes from Buenos Aires and was probably built specifically to hold this lorgnette.
Anno: 1920
Celebrating brooch
Italy, 1988. Celebrating brooch for the 35th year in the job. When archieving this goal, the optician becomes Master Optician. This brooch belongs to Urbano Vascellari, since 1988.
Anno: 1870
Silver plated brooch
United States, 1920. Silver plated brooch with retractable chain for Lorgnettes or Pincenez.
Anno: 1920
Menu spectacles
Germany, 1920. Silver brooch lorgnette with pearl red coral pearl and marcasites. It'also known as menu spectacles. Beautiful floral composition.
Anno: 1920
Trilobal boxwood case
Venice, 1680. Trilobal boxwood case for bow glasses. Both sides are inlaid with a medallion bearing the letters NBP. Two spectacles can be accommodated within. Whalebone bow glasses in it.
Anno: 1680
Wooden case with ray skin
France, 1770. Wooden case covered with ray skin (Galuchat) with trefoil shape. The interior is lined with salmon cloth, for 6 bow spectacles. With gold hinge.
Anno: 1770
Silver belt case
England, Birmingham 1887. Silver belt case with flowers embossed and perforated buckle. Brand of manufacturer C.C.
Anno: 1887
Sterling Silver belt case
Birmingham, England, 1886. Sterling silver belt case with all the marks. Central cartouche engraved with three letters.
Anno: 1886
English parchment
London, England, 1841. Wooden case containing one paper and one parchment documents. Mr. Campbell Henry Dundas's admissions to the free society of glass makers.
Anno: 1841
Safilo declaration
Italy, 1953. Declaration of Safilo company as use certification for Mr. Urbano Vascellari. The company claims that the same work in their employment from October 18, 1946.
Anno: 1953
Eskimo Spectacles
Lapland, about 1800. Protective eyewear carved on wood and coated internally with pitch black to reduce reflection of the back surface. Object was found during an Arctic exploration in 1907.
Anno:
Ex Voto
Syria, 2nd or 1st millennium before Christ. Object of prehistoric worship from Tel Barak. The idol in question is represented by two large eyes testifying to the importance attributed to this organ since prehistoric times.
Anno:
Ex Voto
Italy, late'800. Ex voto in silver-plated, dedicated to St. Lucia. Northern Italian school for the item factory.
Anno:
Tortoiseshell ear thrumpet
Tortoiseshell ear thrumpet. England, 1870. with round spectacles.
Anno: 1870
Adams style Lorgnette
England, 1790. Silver and mother of pearl handle custody Adams style lorgnettes.
Anno: 1988
Fabergè Glasses
Russia, 1890. Niello silver lorgnette made by Fabergé silversmith. Coat of arms of the Romanov family, Czar of Russia.
Anno: 1890
Silver and ivory men-lorgnette
England, Birmingham 1834. . On the handle is carved a coat of arms and ends with the head of a dog with collar.
Anno: 1834
Silver engraved neck lorgnette
England 1820. Silver floreal engraved neck lorgnette. The handle keeps the lens when it is closed.
Anno: 1820
Van Axel Lorgnette
Italy, 1840. Gold neck lorgnette with stones and baroque pearl. it was property of Counts Van Axel family. The handle has an unusual shape, when closed it might seem a barber's razor. The stones' disposition creates the Italian flag when the object is hung to a chain from the neck. Used at theatres to express the belonging to the Italian state during the Austrian occupation.
Anno: 1840
Magic lantern
Germany, 1930. Aluminum magic lantern with green painted body and lion paws. Contained in a cardboard box. The stamp is from the Fascist Era.
Anno: 1930
Reading stone
England 1770. Magnifying glass countertop half drop-shaped with its own pouch lined with parchment paper and painted with designs such Cashmere. The interior of the box is upholstered in green velvet.
Anno: 1770
Zograscope
England, 1820. Mahogany and oak Zograscope with mercury mirror. Suitably tilting the mirror back, it was possible to show a magnified image of a printing or other object placed on the table, through the lens.
Anno: 1820
Microscopes
England, 1820. Little boxwood with glass. The box used to contain living insects to be observed with a microscope.
Anno: 1820
Simple Microsope
England, 1820. Small set of lenses at high magnification to view flowers and small insects. This type is considered as simple microscope. Contained in its box covered in black leather with heat-stamped Cashmere-type designs and salmon cloth lining.
Anno: 1820
Monocle
France 1820. Steel brushed monocle. The beads also in steel are worked with diamond facets.
Anno: 1820
Monocle
Venice, end 1700. Nice horn pocket eyeglass made with a negative lens. The lens is kept in the handle when it is folded. Many air bubbles included in the vitreous mass.
Anno: 1700
Aluminum opera glasses
France, 1880. Aluminum opera glasses with porcelain and turtle. On the bodies painted two romantic scenes in rural landscapeare. Signed Hazebroucq ingénieur opticien, 23 rue de la Paix, Paris. on the eyepieces as the case. Optic maker active from 1873 to 1888. Excellent quality of the lenses.
Anno: 1880
Optical Ensign
France, 1870. Brass optical ensign with blue and red glass lenses.
Anno: 1870
Optical Instruments
France, 1890. Walnut portable instrument, to diagnose visual defects for both distance and near including astigmatism. Autovisiometre, No. 324.
Anno: 1890
Porcelain medallion
France, 1870. Porcelain medallion representing a woman with Lorgnette in provocative position.
Anno: 1870
Eyeglasses on tiles
Holland, 1670. Ceramic Delft tile with an itinerant optician. He is carrying a shoulder box and holding arch specs with both hands.
Anno: 1670
Eyeglasses on tiles
Holland, end of 1600. Ceramic Delft tile. A nobile lady is represented here, holding an object. It might be one of the first representations of venetian or french spectacles. In fact it was a monocle.
Anno: 1600
Bow Metal Oriental
China, 1890. Folding metal silver bow spectacles, maybe Alpacca, with front spacer. Plano lenses. Contained in its ray skin case.
Anno: 1890
Oriental Bow Spectacles
Japan, half 1800. Blonde tortoiseshell bow spectacles of considerable size, thank to the diameters of lenses, 5,5 cm. Contained in a blue silk case and wood walnut.
Anno:
Oriental Spectacles with Temples
China, 1880. Tortoiseshell spectacles with pierced bridge and folding temples. Papier mache spectacles case with relief designs.
Anno: 1880
Oriental Spectacles with temples
Japan, first half of 1900. Sunglasses without screws with big round lenses. Very similar to the glasses made by prisoners in Europe.
Anno:
Oriental spectacles with temples
China, second half 1800 year.Silver spectacles with folding temple.Ring terminals and lenses in brown quartz. Content in its shagreen case.
Anno:
Oil Canvas
Italy, 1680. Oil painting depicting a Nuremberg bow spectacles resting on wooden case.
Anno: 1680
Oil Canvas
Italy, 1740. Oil painting showing an old man with leather bow spectacles and child with a wind pinwheel. On the table a glass bier repaired with a iron wire.
Anno: 1740
Prints and paintings
Press cutting, the 'Jokers Dancing' from de Jacques Callot (Nancy 1592/1635). The minstrel is depicted with a large pair of glasses.
Anno:
Prints and Paintings
Italy, Venice 1750. The Alchemist, printed by Il Chiozzotto for Nicolò Cavalli.Original hand colorful.On the nose of the chemical it is placed a beautiful bow leather spectacles.
Anno: 1750
Paper label
France, 1790. Cardboard case for bow spectacles coming from Maison GONICHON, Place des Victoires Opticien à Paris, such as from paper label affixed in the conjunction between the two case bodies. The optic maker Jean-Baptiste Charles GONICHON was active in the first half of the 1700 years where he was honored with the title of "marchand miroitier privilégié suivant la Cour" died in Paris in 1763 where he was succeeded by his sister Marie-Michelle Gonichon, who married Claude Paris and daughter whom he married in 1800 Robert Aglae CAUCHOIX and the company was active until about 1830.
Anno: 1790
Paper labels
France, 1830. Rare paper label. The optician advertises the sale of cylindrical lenses for the correction of astigmatism.
Anno: 1830
Pincenez
United States, 1880. Bakelite frame and sniper lenses for this pincenez. The glass is made of two different colors, yellow in the middle, transparent on the edge and then etched.
Anno: 1880
Mother of pearls scissor glasses
France, 1803/1809. Mother of pearl and silver gilt scissor glasses. It has two marks: a lozenge with initials and a bundle.
Anno: 1870
Silver scissors glasses
France, 1820. Silver gilt scissor glasses. The handles are made from a composition of leaves.
Anno: 1820
Tortoise scissor glasses
France 1809/19. Rare tortoiseshell and silver scissor glasses with oval lenses. The maker is C.J. Ducray in Paris.
Anno: 1809
Protective Spectacles
Japan, end 1800 year. Wood spectacles, probably to work at close range considering the power of the lenses +4.00 dt. who needed protection even lateral view the particular structure. Also this specs. has an appendix spacer to prevent the lenses they supported the lashes.
Anno:
Protective Spectacles
England, 1800. Protective iron bow spectacles for stonebreaker. Probably made by prisoners. Sold at Sotheby's auction on June 18, 1986.
Anno: 1800
Eyeglasses type Richardson
France, 1850. Blue steel four lenses horseshoe spectacles with blue and green lenses and red leather case. Made by Bianchi optician, active in Paris since 1787.
Anno: 1870
Bow Spectacles
Germany, 1770. The peculiarity of these two copper glasses is the construction of the lens called "facetten glaser", due to the type of manufacture. The glasses with yellow silk on the nose are very rare, as it is made with plano lenses. The lenses are slightly darker but not too much to protect from the sun and that's why the glasses was described as "conservative". Used to preserve the eyes during the reading from the white paper. Held in their double ray-skin case.
Anno: 1770
Bow Spectacles
Spain? first half of 1700. Bow leather spectacles held in wooden case with leather hinges. The lens on the right, while having the same power and thickness of the left, is fixed to the frame with a thickness due to a probable loss of elasticity of leather. The thickness is actually the rim of a Nuremberg copper frame.
Anno: 1700
Bow Spectacles
Venice, mid '700. Whalebone bow spectacles with dark green plano lenses.Contained in cardboard case and ink stained at tortoiseshell effect. Presents felt pads on the nasal side to reduce slipping caused by the lens diameter of about 4 cm.
Anno: 700
Bow Spectacles
Leather bow spectacles with iron bridge. Nord european area, early XVIII century. Rare and extremely delicate nose spectacles.The thickness of the frame, measuring less than two millimeters , and the flexible iron bridge fastened by rivet pins, made this frame extremely lightweight and elastic but at the same time, not very resistant. The lenses are particularly oxidized.Intransparency numerous micro air bubbles trapped in the glassy mass are visible, which is typical of the earliest productions. The spectacles are contained in a contemporary case made of boiled leather, and embellished with dotted diamond shapes with longitudinal and parallel lines obtained by hot pressure.
Anno:
Bow Spectacles
Nurnberg copper bow spectacles with yellow thread, in the nose area, to reduce the slipping. Lenses signed "London" to guarantee the high glass quality. Contained in a trilobate and carved boxwood case, from northern appenninic. Consists of two lamine retained by iron nails and a lower leather strip that acts as a locking and stopping of the spectacles.
Anno:
Cable Temples
Italy, 1930. Cable temples spectacles with meniscus lenses contained in cardboard case signed Spinelli-Venezia
Anno: 1930
Folding bow spectacles
England, 1760. Extremely rare folding bow spectacles with shark skin case. Thank to the silver bridge and the double hinges, the two lenses inserted in horn rings, could be put one on top of the other one, looking like a wheel. On the bridge there is a signature "BM". It belongs to Benjamin Martin, Optician in London, inventor of the lenses in the horn rings.
Anno: 1760
Folding bow spectacles
Center Mediterranean area, Syria or Candia XVIII century. Silver folding bow spectacles. Two dolphins or Triton are the ornamental theme for the arms of these pivoted spectacles. Their heads create the hinges of eyerings conjunction and the locking pin designes the eye of the fish. Contained in a brass and silver banjo case, is characterized by numerous engravings that imaginatively represent fish, snakes and birds, inspired by the post Byzantine miniature typical of Greek decorations. On the cover an inscription which translated is: Hadji Mama Dam Askenos 1816. (Hadji: noble and rich, Mama: name, Damaskenos: from Damascus surname), definitely the name of the user or to whom was given the object. Due to the type, the origin date is certainly earlier than the date engraved.
Anno:
Folding Temple
Austria, 1870. Golden brass spectacles in a decorated cross-stitch case.
Anno: 1851
Golf Temples
Italy, 1910. Celluloid spectacles ivory color with golf temples. They are the first temples that hook the ears and they are so named because they resemble the shape of the golf-club.
Anno: 1910
Coulisse Glasses
United States, 1870. Bifocals silver spectacles with coulisse temples. The frame has a different angle in the lower zone to help reading. Patent registered in 1867 by GEORGE D. EDMONDSON. Contained in wooden case.
Anno: 1870
Iron Temples
Italy, 1751. Very good piece of iron spectacles temple. The right lens signed "Camillo Lazzarini fecit 1751 Pesaro", indicates that it is one of the first temple spectacles depicted in the British trade card after the spiral temple from Scarlett. The power of the lenses is about -18.00 diopters. Content in impressed leather case.
Anno: 1751
Martin type Eyeglasses
England, 1770. Temple spectacles with ring ends. The lens has horn circles, Martin margins of the first type. Contained in its iron clamshell case.
Anno: 1770
Ring Temples
England, 1797. Sterling silver ring temple spectacles, bifocal lenses. Contained in porbeagle case. One of the most ancient pieces with bifocal lenses after Benjamin Franklin's invention in 1785. In a letter written in May 23rd, 1785 Franklin is finally pleased to have a single pair of glasses that allowed him to see both distance and near. These were two lenses with different powers, half-moon shaped and placed together in the same ring.
Anno: 1797
Brass theatre telescope
France, late '700. Fantastic brass theater telescope , ivory and blue Limoges enamels with gold decorations. Case in papier mache and red cloth, covered with red morocco.
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Short Telescope
Venice, 1820. Paper mache and horn theater telescope. Signed on the main body by Leonardo Semitecolo.
Anno: 1820
Crystal perfume bottle
France, 1820. Crystal perfume bottle with a small telescope inserted in the center.
Anno: 1870
Ivory Brisè fan
France, 1820. Ivory brisè fan with a small telescope hidden in the middle. The guards are decorated with two cherubs.
Anno: 1870
Tortoise Fan
France, 1795. Tortoise fan "direttorio" era with gold and silver leaves. The central medallion represents the scene of fidelity. There are two lenses on the top of the guards. When closed, a telescope effect is recreated looking through the rings on top of the telescope.
Anno: 1795
Walnut snuff tobacco case
France, 1820. Walnut snuff tobacco case turtle ermined with a small silver shield on the lid. A spy glasses with three body is hidden on the top of the case.
Anno: 1820
Telescope
Venice, second half 1700. Telescope coated in parchment paper mache and painted with floral motifs with the technique of lacquer Venetian. Consisting of three bodies.
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Telescope signed Angelo Deregni
Venice, 1790. Telescope signed Angelo Deregni in parchment and pressed paper and with rings horn. It is composed of four bodies.
Anno: 1790
Walking stick
Italy, 1920. Wonderful walking stick with a knob box in silver and agate. Contains a silver lorgnette stamped 800. It comes from Buenos Aires and was probably built specifically to hold this lorgnette.
Anno: 1920