ANTIQUE 1800'S STERLING NUDE & CHERUBS ORNATE REPOUSSE PUTTI HAND MIRROR. This listing is for an ornate antique sterling silver hand mirror.It has an ornate scroll design with 3 cherubs and a nude woman on the mirror side and a lovers under a tree scene on the back side. The woman is bending over and it looks like she is spanking the cherub with a bouquet of flowers! It is heavy and does not bend easily.
It measures 12 1/4" long by 5 1/2 " wide. It is not marked but has been tested with acid and is guaranteed to be sterling silver. Just the silver, WITHOUT the mirror weighs 8.35 ozt. The sterling frame is in wonderful condition...
The design is distinct, clear and not worn. The mirror itself is original and therefore it is a mess.
This hand mirror is made like a picture frame with 3 silver pegs holding the back in place (originally there were 4). It may be opened to easily replace the mirror. What some people do to restore it but keep the beveled edge of the original mirror is to remove the silver backing (with vinegar, salt and steel wool) from the beveled glass, then place a new mirror behind the original, now clear beveled glass. Making it look like the new mirror is beveled. When I opened it to weigh it, there was a piece of a German newspaper crumpled up inside to fill the void and hold the mirror in place.It was a darkened, brittle paper. Although I could not see any date, there was a picture of a lady in Victorian fashion. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Please see our other listings and auctions for sterling bangle bracelets, art glass, pottery, antiques, estate pieces and jewelry. To view our other antique items & fine jewelry, please go to the blue bar above, find the white box and "search store" button. Type in whatever your heart desires and it will be gleaned for you from the many pages of our KIMAMAY listings! The item "ANTIQUE 1800'S STERLING NUDE & CHERUBS ORNATE REPOUSSE PUTTI HAND MIRROR" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Hand Mirrors".
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