Catalogue Number: 2246
Eye baths. an illustrated survey
Sub-Category: Hewett collection
Author: STURROCK George
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 2012
Time Period: 21st C
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Bath, UK
Publisher/Manufacturer: Millstream Books
Description Of Item: Illustrated boards, 224 pages,profusely illustrated throughout in colour (426) and black and white (395). A note on the half title page states that this edition is limited to 150 copies, numbered (this copy No 91) and signed by the author.
Historical Significance: The author is a retired ophthalmologist. This book is a very comprehensive listing of eye baths that have been made in a wide range of styles in countries around the world. There are several references to eye baths made in Australia. The book is copiously illustrated including beautiful illustrations of early decorated porcelain eye baths. Eye baths date back to the 16th C and were widely used from the 17th C. They have been made in a wide range of materials - silver, porcelain (often decorated), earthenware, stoneware, wood, aluminum, even rubber.
How Acquired: Purchased by Kett Optometry Museum
Date Acquired: Aug 2013
Location: Nathan Library. Hewett collection