This is an amazing colection of glass eyes. A lot of people will find them too creepy, but you should still be able to sell them for about $12,000.
- Fact 1: The earliest known prosthetic eye, found in the ancient grave of a woman in Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, dates back to around 2900 BC and was made of bitumen covered in a layer of ornately etched gold.
- Fact 2: Renaissance-era Venetian artists produced the first glass eyes, which were lifelike but fragile and uncomfortable to wear.
- Fact 3: As technology and craftsmanship improved in the 18th century, production of glass eyes shifted to the skilled glass-blowers of Paris.
- Fact 4: Early mass-produced prosthetic eyes were made of metal or glass, and were prone to irritation and infection. Most modern eyes are made from surgical acrylic plastic.
- Fact 5: Recent research into prosthetic eyes has led to higly realistic bioceramic eyes with computer-controlled, light-reactive irises, making them virtually indistinguishable from real eyes.