Tudor period eye glasses

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Tudor period eye glasses

Post 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.

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Re: Tudor period eye glasses

Post by guthrie »

Two that spring most readily to mind are:

Kay Rouse and her husband do leather framed ones:


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:


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.

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