Two Mirrors Engraved with Figures from the Commedia dell’Arte

Object Name: 
Two Mirrors Engraved with Figures from the Commedia dell’Arte

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Object Name: 
Two Mirrors Engraved with Figures from the Commedia dell’Arte
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Accession Number: 
2018.3.3
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Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1740
Primary Description: 
Two Mirrors Engraved with Figures from the Commedia dell’Arte. Mercury-tin amalga mirror glass, engraved, framed in carved and gilded wood, assembled. A pair of Venetian Rococo engraved mirrors in carved giltwood frames, each with its original mirrored glass. Each central glass is engraved with a floral border surmounted by a ribbon-tied lambrequin canopy, one plate centered below by a female figure, almost certainly Columbina, holding a bunch of flowers in her right hand and standing on a foliate and beaded dais. The other mirror is centered by the figure of a man, almost certainly Pierrot, holding flowers in his left hand and standing on a dais. Each mirror is set within an elaborately carved Rococo frame, with inner shaped mirrored slips, surmounted by a scalloped cartouche and flanked below by a pair of semi-nude female figures. The frames are ornamented overall with floral and foliate carving. At the base of each is a distinctive mask head boss, possibly once intended to receive the metal arm of a candle holder.
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Provenance: 
Richard Redding Antiques Ltd, Source
2017
to
2018-04-30
Maison Grosvallet (f. 1927), Former Collection
Marguet, Michel, Former Collection
2017
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