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Reviewing the subject of Antique Spectacles and Other Vision Aids, filled with interesting text along with wonderful and abundant imagery and nurturing a deeper appreciation for antique spectacles. The on-line museum and encyclopedia of vision aids.

Eyeglasses Through the Ages “The art of making a pair of spectacles was an achievement of monumental significance for mankind that has had an incalculable impact. Although it has been relatively unknown to the general public, the evolution and development of spectacles over the past seven centuries qualifies as a long, significant, and quite fascinating journey through history, whose impact deserves to be better recognized and more widely appreciated. Moving your mouse over an image will stop the motion.

Imagine what life would be like not being able to see images clearly or sharply. According to a January 11, feature article in Newsweek Magazine , reading glasses are one of the most important inventions of the past years. They developed because of the work of artisans, like glassmakers, jewelers and clockmakers, along with some of the most brilliant scientific minds over the centuries.

William Rosenthal, “Philosophers, monks, mathematicians, physicists, microscopists, astronomers, and chemists all played vital roles in developing this instrument. In ancient times, someone noticed that convex -shaped glass magnified things.

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Your guide to antique pottery marks, porcelain marks and china marks Dating Antique Silver Hallmarks Antique Silver Hallmarks and how to indentify where your silver comes from. Antique silver hallmarks have been used to control the quality of goods made of silver since the 14th century and the organisation that regulates the craft, Goldsmiths Hall, gave the world the term hallmark.

Every item made of silver must be sent to an Assay Office for testing. This is to ensure it is of the required sterling silver standard and, provided it conforms to a standard, a series of symbols are stamped into each part of the item. Today and for the past few centuries, this stamp or silver hallmark has shown the place and year of manufacture of the assayed silver item, as well as the silversmith who made or sponsored the item.

Vintage Eyeglasses have been made in many shapes, colors, and styles across the years, as the tides of fashion change, and manufacturing techniques evolve.

The city was included in the territory pertica of the Roman colony, but around this time, a community pagus of Roman colonists also arose alongside the existing settlement. For two centuries, the site was thus governed by two civic and institutional bodies: Both had Roman civic institutions: Over time, the romanization of the city brought the two communities closer together. Notable members of the peregrini increasingly adopted Roman culture and behavior, became Roman citizens, and the councils of the two communities began to take decisions in unison.

The increasing closeness of the communities was facilitated at first by their geographic proximity—there was no physical distinction between their two settlements—and then later by institutional arrangements. During the reign of Marcus Aurelius , the city was granted Roman law ; from this moment onward, the magistrates automatically received Roman citizenship and the rights of the city’s inhabitants became similar to those of the Roman citizens.

During the same era, the pagus won a certain degree of autonomy from Carthage; it was able to receive bequests and administer public funds. The city was supported by the euergetism of its great families of wealthy individuals, which sometimes reached exorbitant levels, while its interests were successfully represented by appeals to the emperors. The city appears to have experienced an early decline, as evidenced by the relatively poor remains of Christianity.

Caliphate[ edit ] Dougga was never completely abandoned following the Muslim invasions of the area. Archaeological work[ edit ] The first Western visitors to have left eyewitness accounts of the ruins reached the site in the 17th century. This trend continued in the 18th century and at the start of the 19th century. The establishment of France ‘s Tunisian protectorate in led to the creation of a national antiquities institute French:

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Restaurant Ware is a particular line of Fire-King that includes only the items shown in this ad Photo , which were produced in white as well as in jade-ite. What other companies made Jadite? Why is some jade-ite light while some is dark? The darkness of a jade-ite item is a result of the amount of impurities it contains.

The cullet included not only scraps from work areas, but beverage bottles from the plant floor as well.

This is a great PAIR OF ANTIQUE SPECTACLES In my estimation they date from around the early 19th Century, circa but please make up your own mind about this The spectacles measure approx 4 1/2 inches (mm) across the frames (hinge to hinge) whilst the arms are approx 5 .

I prefer solidly made binoculars, and have amassed a modest little collection of prized specimens, mostly acquired off eBayUK, but also charity shops and car boot fairs. I used to own a pair of 11×80’s bought off Leo Henzl Jnr in , but I sold them 10 years later. They were too heavy to hold for more than a couple of minutes, and on a photographic tripod, too awkward to point near the zenith.

You really need a parallelogram mount for binoculars that size and larger. I prefer a binocular you can carry with you to a star party, for casual star gazing. But I like good clean optics, and many modern binoculars are woefully deficient in optical quality, unless you shell out a grand or more for a top notch pair. It is easy to buy very high quality vintage binoculars on eBayUK, but you have to make sure the optics are clean, free of dust, dirt, insects, and fungus.

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See CENC page , figure 13 for an illustration of this style glasses and note that this is typical of the period from to We know that his officers do. Now, an affordable razor that features several characteristics of earlier straight razors; such as a small neck of the blade and the short finger piece. As can be seen if you look closely, the blade is marked “stainless” but this can be sanded away.

The scales handle is laminated wood.

Oct 17,  · dating antique reading glasses. Discussion in ‘Antique Discussion’ started by That could help in dating them. The Marshall House, Oct 16, #5 + Quote Reply. deepdigger3, judy and KingofThings like this. KingofThings ‘Illiteracy is a It’s not often you find spectacles made of precious metals. Shangas, Oct 17, #

Mistaken Another group of objects have either been examined in person or noted in photographs from institutions and publications. These items have been mistaken or inaccurately described on their label perhaps by accident by those people who came before us. We can review questionable features or statements related to each of the examples in this group.

This list does not include all of the known examples out there. Some were even pointed out by curators at their own well-known institutions. Certainly the comments presented do not in any way reflect on these wonderful institutions. Instead we are only speaking of the descriptions or dates presented. A few publishers have also made some errors discrepancies in dating objects. Remarks here are not meant to tarnish their excellent long-standing reputations.

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I have a few antique teacups and saucers, how can I get them appraised? If you think that your items are worth a great deal, go for it. But you may want to investigate for yourself in order to see if an appraisal is worth it. Learn something about your cups and saucers first. Look at the bottoms of each piece to find the marks that can tell you who produced them. You can learn an approximate date of manufacture as well.

Reading spectacles appeared at the end of the 13th century in Italy and were first depicted in a painting by Tommaso da Modena in His frescoes show two brothers reading and copying text, one with a magnifying glass and the other with spectacles on his nose.

Las Posadas Roman and Early Christian There are many ways in which the term ancient Roman art can be defined, but here, as commonly elsewhere, it is used generally to describe what was produced throughout the part of the world ruled or dominated by Rome until around ad , including Jewish and Christian work that is similar in style to the pagan work of the same period. The Romans were always conscious of the superiority of the artistic traditions of their neighbours.

Such works of art as were made in or imported into Rome during the periods of the monarchy and the early republic were produced almost certainly by Greek and Hellenized Etruscan artists or by their imitators from the cities of central Latium; and throughout the later republican and the imperial epochs many of the leading artists, architects, and craftsmen had Greek names and were Greek, or at any rate Greek-speaking.

References in ancient literature and signatures of artists preserved in inscriptions leave no doubt on this point. According to tradition, the earliest image of a god made in Rome dated from the 6th century bc period of Etruscan domination and was the work of Vulca of Veii. A magnificent terra-cotta statue of Apollo found at Veii may give some notion of its character. The plundering of Syracuse and Tarentum at the end of the 3rd century bc marked the beginning of a flow of Greek art treasures into Rome that continued for several centuries and played a leading role in the aesthetic education of the citizens.

Veii ApolloVeii Apollo, clay statue, c. The first appearance of three art forms that expressed the Roman spirit most eloquently in sculpture can be traced to the Hellenistic Age. These forms are realistic portraiture showing a preference for the ordinary over the heroic or legendary, in which every line, crease, wrinkle, and even blemish was ruthlessly recorded; a continuous style in narrative art of all types; and a three-dimensional rendering of atmosphere, depth, and perspective in relief work and painting.

Of these three art forms there is no evidence in the early art of pre-Hellenistic central Italy; and it would be safe to guess that, if Rome had not met them in the homelands of Greek art, it would never have evolved them in its great art of imperial times.

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Known to one and all for its picturesque views and enchanting atmosphere, also widely portrayed in international literature and painting, the Appia Antica Way is witness to the ages with its illustrious monuments. The most impressive funeral monument built along the third mile of the Appia Antica, of which it has become symbolic,was erected on a hill to commemorate the Roman noblewoman who was by birth and marriage connected to two of the most distinguished Roman families of the late Republican age.

Appia Antica – Terme di Caracalla Viale Terme di Caracalla, 52 Among the most imposing and fascinating complexes of ancient Rome, Terme di Caracalla are still impressive today owing to their extensive walls whose ruins are often still considerably high. The largest villa of Roman suburbs overlooked the countryside with its cryptoporticus, lavatories, and small terraced baths, thereby creating a spectacular scenery that has been partly brought to light today.

This archaeological area is the heart of the ancient city. Here you may admire an impressive stratification of historical and artistic memories testifying to the life and development of ancient Rome. At the Colosseum a reserved turnstile is available for RomaPass holders to get direct access to the monument. The ticket is valid for two days and allows entry to the Colosseum and exhibitions inside the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Palatine Hill and temporary exhibitions in progress at the Park the museum is excluded.

Built at the site of Nero’s lake below his extensive palace the Domus Aurea, and completed by Titus in AD 80, l’Anfiteatro Falvio was the largest arena of the ancient world used by the Romans for gladiatorial combats, and other spectacles until the 6th century. This section of the Roman forum mark the founding of Rome in the 8th century BC, and later housed Augustus Caesar’s official government centres.

The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini exhibits paintings and other objects d’art from private collections dating from the 12th and 18th centuries Torlonia, Barberini, Sciarra, Chigi , as well as acquisitions and bequests. The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini exhibits paintings dating from the 14th to the 18th centuries, housing in particular seventeenth- and eighteenth-century artists, ancient and modern sculptures, small bronzes and eighteenth-century furniture, thus providing a thorough representation of the Roman, Neapolitan and Bolognese schools of the “Seicento”.

Viale delle Belle Arti, Two rooms are temporarily closed for museological upgrading work.

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