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Mercury Mirror, Made in Italy, Mid-19th Century

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This Mercury mirror is a precious decorative object realized in Rome, Italy during the mid-19th century. It is a splendid and rare mercury mirror with frame in carved and gilded wood. Dimensions: cm 110 x 190. In very good conditions, except for minor defects on the lower part of the frame. The mercury mirror is a particular type of mirror recognizable for its silvered back, capturing the light in an inimitable way. These mirrors are rare, delicate and difficult to restore. The first examples of this technique date back to the 15th century for almost 400 years; Venice was the leading producer of this type of glass. The Serenissima put this process under secret for the quality of these mirrors was much superior to that obtained by the previous ways. You may still admire the incredible Gallery of Mirrors of the Castle of Versailles which is decorated with hundreds of mercury mirrors. This object is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any object in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist, designer or craftsman who has died requires a license for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the license according to the final destination of the object.

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 74.81 in. x W 43.31 in. x D 5.12 in.H 190 cm x W 110 cm x D 13 cm
  • Seller Location
    Roma, IT
  • Seller Reference Number
    M-105055
  • Reference Number
    LU2698317821602
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