Absolutely breathtaking antique Italian Baroque Gold Gilded Mirror adorned on each side with the realistic figures of two fresh young ...
moreAbsolutely breathtaking antique Italian Baroque Gold Gilded Mirror adorned on each side with the realistic figures of two fresh young lovers sculpted in porcelain and caught in an embrace of love.
The frame is made of wood and a composition material like plaster, typical of gilded mirrors from this period, and the gilding itself is the original and untouched gold gilding which has stood the test of time remarkably well. It has a rich brassy-gold luster with the slightest tinge of green in some lighting so it was most likely gilded with a bronze pigmented gold leaf.
The ornate Baroque detailing of the frame uses swirling leaves, flowers, and acanthus and centered on both sides, a man and woman are depicted in relief. The lovers are made of porcelain (the right is a mirrored reflection of the left) and they are represented with lifelike accuracy and painstaking detail. The artist faithfully recreated this emotional moment with the look of rapturous surrender on the young woman's face as she gazes up at her lover whose eyes are filled with passion and tenderness.
The frame and the mirror are perfectly intact and in excellent condition. The female figure on the right hand side has unfortunately been slightly damaged. She has a broken foot (please see last photo) which could possibly be repaired (since we do have the broken pieces) but it actually is barely noticeable and doesn't detract from the overall beauty of the porcelain figure or the magnificence of the mirror as a whole.
Dimensions: W: 76 1/2 x H: 51 1/2 x D: 4 3/8 The mirror has a large chain attached on the back for hanging but it is missing some links so would need to be replaced. less
77.0ʺW × 5.0ʺD × 52.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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