Heymann Objects Discovered at the Musée des arts asiatiques Guimet
Egyptian revival sterling opera glasses lorgnette
EGYPTIAN REVIVAL STERLING OPERA GLASSES LORGNETTE | eBay
Early recorded History dates the first eyeglasses to approximately 1286 AD. The earliest known style of eyeglasses were Rivet glasses, made of wood, bone, horn or iron. The rivet allowed the frame to be clamped to the nose and folded for storage.
Spectacles and Carved Wood Case, circa 17th century
World Class Objects in the Madame Heymann Collection-THE KEY CHART
"The world’s oldest surviving pair of glasses, from 15th century Japan. According to legend, this folding ivory pair at the Daisenin Temple in Kyoto belonged to the twelfth shogun. Glasses are thought to have been invented in medieval Florence; it is unknown when and how the technology reached Japan."
1600s "A pair of rare English leather nose/bow spectacles, the right lens frame detached from the bridge and damaged." - Christie's