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Lot 0058
There are three types of Venetian mirror: Mirrors with leaves and flowers. Here the engraved mirror is bordered by glassy elements (leaves, flowers, reeds, decorative elements). Such elements can be made of vitreous paste (opaque), transparent glass (coloured or neutral), or glass with gold leaf. All the decorative elements are fixed to the structure by means of special nails whose head is covered by a small vitreous boss. In the most recent models (starting from the end of the nineteenth century), it is possible that the fixing of these elements is carried out by making use of screws. The presence of such decorative elements derives from the fact that mirrors manufacturers were in direct con- tact with glass manufacturers (sometime their productions were executed within the same furnace). Thanks to proximity, there has been a contamination of styles that led to the birth of a characteristic style. While this mirror needs a bit of repair, if you choose to do so, you will have a very valuable antique. There is felt covering back of mirror, it is ready to hang. Oval mirror is about 3 feet tall.

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Estimate $100 - $500Jan 19, 2019