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Tudor period eye glasses

Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:40 pm
by Pauld
Can someone please advise where I can buy period eye glasses please? Also. I don't want to pay the Earth for them. Thanks so much.

Re: Tudor period eye glasses

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:56 pm
by guthrie
Two that spring most readily to mind are:

Kay Rouse and her husband do leather framed ones:

http://www.tabulae.org/company.php?id=115


and are okay for late 15th through 16th century. The tying on at the side thing isn't authentic.

Period Glasses are pretty good and authentic:

http://www.periodglasses.co.uk/

There are other sources of accurate horn or wood rivet spectacles, some foreign, many a bit expensive, I've seen over £100 for bone frames for instance.