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Antique Chinese eyeglasses 19th century Qing Dynasty

Antique Chinese eyeglasses 19th century Qing Dynasty

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1301345

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Spectacles were only affordable for the very wealthy in China during the 1800's. The lenses were ground from crystal of various shades. Because of the cost, if a lens or frames were broken the remaining pieces would be refitted into a replacement happened with this pair of antique Chinese eyeglasses. The vestiges of the original fitting remain on the left lens.