rare scissor glasses

George Adams of Fleet Street, London patented scissor glasses in 1780. His scissor frames were made from silver and folded into a tortoise shell handle. George Washington used a pair. Napoleon also used scissor glasses and his were made from gold with a mother-of-pearl handle. Scissor glasses were popular in the French Court from 1785 to 1799. French scissor glasses are more delicate, ornate, and more of a fashion accessory.

Antique Scissors Glasses
Antique Steel Scissors Glasses
Tortoise Shell Scissor Eyeglasses
Tortoise Shell and Silver Scissors Spectacles
1003-15
3141-12
1043-18
3102-05
Antique Tortoise Shell Scissors Glasses
Hand Made Scissor Glasses
Antique Scissors Glasses
Gold Scissors Glasses
1061-19
1116-01
1061-18
1025-34

 

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