Exceptional Large Italian 17th C. Walnut Guilloché Mirror with Antique Glass
Wood, Guilloché detail, Antique glass (usable)
H: 54 D: 46 in.
The Dutch most notably, the Flemish and Italians made similar mirrors during this period. A guilloché, a tool, was used to carve the intricate details and pattern. This particular mirror, exceptional because of the combined attributes regarding size, age, quality, straight design without “ears” and antique mercury glass, is from Cremona in Lombardy. Cremona, an ancient town along the Po, is known for it’s history of fine artisans and it’s tradition of craftsmanship and music. It is famous for its violin and viola making families called “luthiers” including the Strativari, Guarneri, and Amati families. This mirrors’ desirable rich color, patina and execution is a fine example of the period and craftsmanship synonymous with this region.
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