Rare Antique Mid 19th Century Uncut Handblown Glass Eye
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A Rare Antique Mid 19th Century Uncut Handblown Glass Eye In Tue Creator’s Holder.
The first evidence of human eye prosthesis was discovered in Iran. The remains of a woman, dating back to 2900 BC, was uncovered and she was sporting a prosthetic eye made of clay on the outside of her eye socket.
Fast forward to 1832, and Ludwig Müller-Uri, a glassblower who made dolls eyes at the famous Lauscha Glass factory in Sonneberg, developed the cryolite glass eye which was more durable than previous glass eyes.
And, this eye is believed to be an example of some of his work. Dating from the mid-19th century, this eye remains uncut and is still held in its creator’s brass holder.
Conditionnos good, commensurate with age. Structurally sound. No chips or cracks to the eye itself.
Measures 14.5cm (from top of eye to bottom of stem) x 2.5cm (diameter of eye).
Weighs 39.07 grams