Italian Grand Tour micro-mosaic table mirror
Italian, 19th Century
Height 50cm, width 32cm, depth 4cm
This wonderful Italian mirror features an ornate shaped wooden frame: the eight-sided mirror is set within a similarly shaped frame, which is raised on two ornate feet and surmounted by an elaborate pierced crest. The surface of the frame is finished with micro-mosaics: flowers of a variety of kinds and a host of colours adorn the surface, their forms wrought from miniscule pieces of stone. Such antiques as this were popular Grand Tour souvenirs.