STERLING NOUVEAU figural Nymph MIRROR
This is an OUTSTANDING beautiful figural antique hallmarked and DATED sterling heavy hand mirror. The exotic calla lilies stretch across the top of the mirror and the womans face comes out of the leaves at the bottom of the handle like a nymph in the woods. At the top of the center calla lily are the hallmarks ( see photo of the close up of them) which I am able to verify via a silver website if you want the link). At the base of the mirror, a single calla lily floats down to reach the womans face. This weighs over 1 POUND and is quite a substantial piece. When you turn the mirror over you see the womans head at the bottom and one very fancy flower that rises up to the mirror itself. The mirror is in great shape and is beveled as well. Around it is ornate sterling braid work. This hand mirror measures 10 ½" x 5" at its widest and is 1" THICK. IT has a very unusual shape to it which makes you know it had the a hand cut mirror. This is in such great shape and has wonderful silver patina to it. A true collectors item. This is one of the finest English sterling vanity mirrors I have ever seen. The marks are the lion and the anchor and AN E in lower case and WD for WD (William Davenport Birmingham 1888-1904). From what I understand it was one of the last years for him to make such beautiful pieces. There is a tiny flake missing off one of the bezel cuts of the mirror.
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