A Venetian Clear & Cobalt Blue Glass Mirror
Italy, Nineteenth Century
The rectangular plate surrounded by parallel narrow moulded glass strips with a central ebonised bull-nose moulding. The wide outer frame of cobalt-blue glass mounted at the corners and mid-points with etched clear glass stylised acanthus leaves. Some replacements.
112 cm (44") wide by 144 cm (57") high
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Comparable mirrors have recently been through Christies saleroom's in both Europe and the US, dating from the early 18th century and the late 19th century; this mirror falls into the late nineteenth century group. The quality of glass-work & the colour in all the Nineteenth century mirrors that have been on the open market, points to one highly capable but unknown venetian workshop; perhaps even one lone maker.