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A FINE PAIR OF ENGRAVED GLASS MIRRORS OF UNUSUAL FORM

Possibly Bohemia. Second Quarter Of The Eighteenth Century.

Measurements

Height: 65 1/4" (165 cm)
Width: 28 1/4" (72 cm)
Depth: 2 1/4"(6 cm)

Research

Of engraved glass.  Each surmounted by a pierced crest engraved with foliate swags above a shaped frame engraved with foliate decoration and garden scenes, the frame centered above a wreath enclosing an engraving of a fountain, the oval mirror plate engraved with a classical figure. Some sections replaced.

Marks:
The back of each mirror bears a handwritten number, ?7 and 23, together with a hexagram.

Provenance:
Private collection Sao Paulo Brazil.
Important American Collection.

These magnificent mirrors are particularly impressive examples of the type of engraved glass most readily associated with the Murano glassworks in Venice. However, in this instance the distinctly Germanic baroque gabled elements, which rest on the shoulders of the mirror, and the unusual garden scenes engraved to the frame suggest that the mirrors may have been produced in one of the glass making centers of Germany or Bohemia.

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.