Antique Sterling Silver Backed Mirror. This beautiful mirror is backed with sterling silver and filled between this and the glass to provide form. It is of circular form with a looped handle and the mirror has a bevelled edge. The silver is exquisitely decorated in the classic Art Nouveau manner with poppies among scrolling foliage in high relief and there is a vacant cartouche to the centre.Please see the condition report and photos below regarding issues with the decoration. The back of the mirror is hallmarked for Birmingham 1903 with the makers mark of Synyer & Beddoes. Although this mirror is usable, after 115 years, there are a number of issues to bring to your attention. Primarily, there are some splits/wear and holes to some of the peaks of the decoration especially around the cartouche although the decorative work is still nice and crisp in the main. The cartouche has a small dent and a number of smaller dints across the surface.
To the right hand edge of the mirror is a 1.5cm dent and there are some smaller ones around the edge caused by knocks over the years. The handle has a large dent to the end and a dent to one side with some dints, and some dints to the other. The mirror itself is nice and clear to the centre but there are some black marks in some places around the bevelled edges. Ive tried to show all aspects in the high magnification photos below and they are reflected in the asking price for what I believe is still a beautiful example of the period.
Length - 20 cm (7.9) Mirror - 12 cm (4.75) diameter Weight - 311 grams. Please see the photos below which will enlarge if clicked on and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Prices are calculated to include the weight of packaging as well as the weight of the item.
To ensure items are safe in transit, I package them very well and, unfortunately, this does increase mailing costs somewhat. All packages must be signed for upon receipt. Should you wish to return an item, please contact me as soon as possible after receiving it. I source and re-home high quality antique and vintage silver at wholesale prices. On the odd occasion, I come across something that might have had a bit of a rough life but deserves a second chance rather than being consigned to the melting pot.
In all cases, because buyers are purchasing from a distance, I always provide in-depth condition reports and multiple high-magnification images in my listings to give you as much information as possible. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Art Nouveau hallmarked Sterling Silver Backed 20cm Mirror 1903" is in sale since Thursday, March 01, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Mirrors".The seller is "jochyra" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.