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Edwardian Engraved Silver and Hand Painted Enamel Compact Portrait Mirror

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This elegant compact mirror was realized, by hand, in Florence, Italy, circa 1900. It features an octagonal body with an open compartment at the bottom- perfect as a tin for storing makeup, mints or any number of items- and a plain mirror inset into the interior of the top. The front of the piece offers the portrait of a nude female figure, wrapped in a camel and black shawl, presented in profile with a snake wrapping around her neck with a black snake entwined in her silver-hued necklace. She has strawberry blonde hair, pearl earrings, and pearl decorations in her hair. There is a Classic pastoral scene in the background with rolling hills and a single dark cloud. Circumscribing the portrait is a silver engraved border with foliate detailing and blocks of hand painted enamel in two rich shades of blue that suggest turquoise. The silversides are engraved with geometric detailing, while the back of the piece offers an intricate design of floral and foliate motifs. With its beautiful attention to detail and impeccable artisanal aesthetic, this piece is not only a functional compact mirror (or container) but a beautiful objet d'art in its own right. Excellent vintage condition. Inscribed "Firenze 800." Florence, Italy, circa 1900 Dimensions: 3.5" W x 2.6" D x .2" H.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Dimensions
    H .2 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 2.6 in.H 5.08 mm x W 8.89 cm x D 6.61 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU793417830151
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