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1895 - 1905 Art Nouveau Figural Scenic Porcelain  Hand Mirror

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This is a very distinguished and charming antique Art Nouveau porcelain backed figural scenic vanity hand mirror from the late 1800's to the early 1900's era.

Art Nouveau antique porcelain vanity hand mirror

The scene is quite delightful, portraying an elaborately dressed couple in a terraced garden scene, with birds, doves, flowers and architectural elements.

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Antique porcelain figural scenic vanity hand mirror  Porcelain hand mirror antique Art Nouveau

Well, this lovely damsel seems to be quite taken by her male suitor. I do believe he is showing off a bit as he stands proudly with his walking stick in hand, as birds sit upon it. Also a larger dove is perched on his shoulder with wings spread. Their costuming is very dressy, she wears an evening type gown with long trailing backside, obviously this is not a typical moment in the garden. I don't recall ever seeing this scene or a similar one on a porcelain backed hand mirror so I am happy to be offering it to you. This romantic scene is transfer decorated on a white background, colors are crisp and the artwork is very pleasant to the eyes with no losses or significant wearing. Only on very close examination will you discover any small inconspicuous scratches, really nothing naughty at all.  My photos are very good and show you all the wonderful details and colors.

Antique hand mirror porcelain garden scene with Victorian couple 

The porcelain back is dome shaped, it is in excellent condition and suffers no chips, cracks, hairlines or other defects. The brass plated rim around the porcelain has saw toothed edges and has aged to a mostly silver tone. There is a shallow dent on the outer edge at about 11 o'clock and a small scattering of dimples, as shown above. Overall, the outer perimeter rim is very secure and sturdy, having the usual small expected flaws for it's age. When I acquired this hand mirror, it had not been cleaned or polished in over 100 years, so I did as good a job as is possible and brought the metals back to life. It's all very nice with a little stubborn tarnish still in the deeper crevices. My photos make it look much worse than it really is, I believe you will be pleasantly surprised at how nice the metal appears.

  Art Nouveau porcelain hand mirror

The original beveled mirror shows a clear reflection, along with some age related perimeter spots, specks and aging. This mirror does not need to be replaced, it is not fogging, it is still very usable but if you are a perfectionist, it can be replaced with a quality beveled new mirror for a small fee. The brassy golden toned Art Nouveau embossed handle is in excellent condition, without dents or problems.  The handle represents a classic design in Art Nouveau detailing. This hand mirror measure approx. 9 in length and has a 5 inch viewing surface. This is an especially eloquent antique Art Nouveau porcelain backed vanity hand mirror and will appeal to the romantic at heart. I would think that it's next owner could easily overlook any small age related flaws and discover that this is a fine treasure. It is in very good condition and worthy to be considered. Please look at all the photos closely and consider adding it to your collection of vanity accessories or give as an extraordinary gift.

Antique porcelain vanity hand mirror Art Nouveau  Romantic Art Nouveau porcelain vanity hand mirror

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