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17th-Century Nuremburg Quizzing Glass. Note the paper lining.

Century Material CultureSpectacles & Visual Aids Introduction The Correction of Vision During the Era of .

A 17th century Flemish bronze mortar and pestle, with three bands of decoration, the bottom with birds and foliage, the next with fleur de lys, the to

A 17th century Flemish bronze mortar and pestle

A century Flemish bronze mortar and pestle, with three bands of decoration, the bottom with birds and foliage, the next with fleur de lys, the to

15th century eyeglasses. Hinged nose piece so they can fit in carrying case.

The world’s oldest surviving pair of glasses, from century Japan. According to legend, this folding ivory pair at the Daisenin Temple in Kyoto belonged to the twelfth shogun. Glasses are thought.

"Jan Steen spouted flagon, from the 17th century.

"Jan Steen spouted flagon, from the century. Similar to the Swiss Stegkanne.

"Very Early Magnifying Glass – Rare – Circa 1680-1720    Extremely early magnifying glasses of this type and style were also called quizzing glasses, and they were used as a reading aid before the invention of eyeglasses in 1727."

Quizzing glass, or "Very Early Magnifying Glass – Rare – Circa Extremely early magnifying glasses of this type and style were also called quizzing glasses, and they were used as a reading aid before the invention of eyeglasses in

Folding boot jack, early to mid 19th Century, mahogany, folds in half on a single hinge to the middle with the feet fittingly neatly into cut outs on the sides, mouth has a pleasing shape and would take a smaller foot (for a lady). Height: 2.25 ins (5.72 cm) width: 4 ins (10.16 cm) depth: 10.75 ins (27.31 cm).

Specialist antique dealers in British campaign furniture, military chests, related art & items for ease of travel.

Grouping of 18th and early 19th c. compasses.  google.com

Grouping of 18th and early 19th c. compasses. google.com

Bone knotting shuttle is an important needlework tool for 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centruy re-enactors and historic interpreter's sewing baskets.

Bone knotting shuttle is an important needlework tool for and centruy re-enactors and historic interpreter's sewing baskets.

Ancient sewing needle and thread bobbin - wooden.

tall (spool) long (needle) FAB and rare! Vintage Tailor Seamstress Trade Sign Rare Unique Antique Wood Original Old Sign

Victorian conte crayon and charcoal holder for drawing.

Virtual Museum of Watercolor Materials & Supplies: Photos of Antique Artists watercolor paint ,boxes, paper

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