Mirror Engraved with Figure from the Commedia dell’Arte

Object Name: 
Mirror Engraved with Figure from the Commedia dell’Arte

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Object Name: 
Mirror Engraved with Figure from the Commedia dell’Arte
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2018.3.3 A
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 115 cm, W: 75 cm, D: 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1740
Primary Description: 
Mirror Engraved with Figure from the Commedia dell’Arte. Mercury-tin amalga mirror glass, engraved, framed in carved and gilded wood, assembled. Rococo engraved mirror in carved gilt wood frame, with its original mirrored glass. Central glass is engraved with a floral border surmounted by a ribbon-tied lambrequin canopy, 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 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 frame is ornamented overall with floral and foliate carving. At the base is a distinctive mask head boss, possibly once intended to receive the metal arm of a candle holder.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Richard Redding Antiques Ltd, Source
2017
to
2018-04-30
Maison Grosvallet (f. 1927), Former Collection
Marguet, Michel, Former Collection
2017
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
E. Grosvallet, Cadres Ancien, Paris, 126 Bould Haussmann
label
Affixed on reverse
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2018 (2019) illustrated, p. 50; BIB# 718683