White glass eye with blue iris, cased, London, England, 1901-1940

1901-1940 in London
Gustav Taylor

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Hemispherical white glass eye with blue iris, in brown leather covered case, made by G. Taylor of London, English, 1901-1940, 8 New Oxford Street

Glass was the obvious material for artificial eyes in the early 20th century. This eye is hemispherical and remarkably lifelike. It was made by eye maker Gustav Taylor. He prided himself on the natural appearance of his artificial eyes. Taylor handcrafted them within an hour for customers while they waited. He also invented eyes with dilating pupils.


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brass, glass, leather, silk, velvet, wood
eye: 13 mm x 20 mm x 23 mm,
artificial eye
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant

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