From steampunk to the arcane; pre 1800 eyeglass cases

November 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

Pay close attention to the following fine specimens of handcrafted relics of a bygone age. Watch out for the hangman [6th pic]

(…)But little is said and even less has been reported or published regarding eyeglass cases. Some of the earliest styles are seen in magnificent 15th and 16th century paintings. But the actual cases from that time are nearly non-existent since even the most advanced and comprehensive public and private collections have no examples at all. However, neat cases from the 17th century do occasionally appear, though they are still extremely scarce. Fortunately some of these are actually dated and it is apparent that these dates were placed at the time the cases were originally crafted by hand.(…)

Antique Spectacles online museum

 

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