men's : pre-1950 : k8350
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product code : k8350 : £ 105
  • Edwardian gold metal frame, unmarked

  • Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.

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  • This frame looks to be made in the early Edwardian period

    although the style was made from the last part of the

    18th century. It is known as the Riding Bow frame as the

    cable temples would help keep the frame on when riding a

    horse. Of course, when cars became popular after WW1,

    this style became less necessary and gradually disappeared.

    We're not sure of the exact make up of the frame, but it

    definitely has some gold in it - although not marked as such

    - hence it has remained uncorroded after all these years.

    NB: these frames were meant to be small as they were

    intended to frame the eyes, not the face as frames do

    today. But it is a size that would fit men or women, slightly

    larger than the Aluminica frame below. Also, both these

    models probably intended as Reading frames, worn further

    down the nose, hence the accommodating bridge size

                                                           — klasik

vintage eyewear : unisex : Edwardian Riding Bow frame, unmarked
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