Eyeglasses on tiles

Holland, end of 1600. Ceramic Delft tile. A nobile lady is represented here, holding an object. It could be one of the first depictions of the famous Venetian or French eyeglass developed among the nobility which was actually a monocle.

Eyeglasses on tiles

Holland, 1670. Ceramic Delft tile with an itinerant optician. He is carrying a shoulder box and holding bow specs with both hands.