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Rare Stunning Naploeon French 19th Century Ormolu Gilded Mirror & Josephine Miniature On IVory Portrait c1800


£195 | $260 USD | €221 EUR
Item Number: SA615961
Date of manufacture: Georgian
Current Status: For sale
Seller: fineantiques


This the most Beautiful Napoleon Interest Stunning French 19th Century Ormolu Gilded Hand Mirror with Josephine Miniature on Ivory Portrait, this i believe to have been crafted 1800 making this around 219 years old, It is posited from an Auction House that the hand mirror may have once belonged to Josephine herself as the portrait possibly depicts a flower which grows only on Martinique the Isle of her birth. This is the most Stunning Ormolu Gilding to this French 19th Century Hand Mirror, it really is Beautiful to hold and feel, with the most Exquisite Decorations around the Handle, to the top it has a Beautiful Scroll Finial on a Shield Shape Bevelled Mirror, with the edge having a Chased design around it. The Handle has the most Wonderful Floral Pattern with a Flower Basket Inset, the back of this Stunning 19th Century French Hand Mirror has the most Beautiful Swag and Floral Design on a Textured Background of Stars within Circles, and has a Stunning Inset Gouache Painting Depicting Josephine the Wife of Napoleon, in an Outdoor Scene in her Regal Attire with her Hair up and wearing her Crown and Beautiful Necklace, with the Flower only grown on her Island of her Birth in the Background, she is also wearing a Stunning Blue Dress and the Portrait has a Chased Gilded finish to it. This Beautiful 19th Century Ormolu is probably Gilded onto a Bronze Base as this is a Heavy Hand Mirror, the back of the Handle has the same Stunning decoration as the Front, condition for its age and use is really good with only light wear to the Gild, and a few small dings to the textured Section and a little loss to the edge of the Mirror, and the Hand Mirror does rattle a little from the inside, but all this is only mentioned for accuracy and does not detract from the Beauty and Rarity of this Antique, this probably was owned and used by Josephine herself and i am sure if it could talk would have a lot of Stories to tell, and this is truly a Collectors Item with Napoleon Connection and would add something special to any collection.

MAKER… unknown
ASSAY… France c1800
MEASUREMENTS....31cms length.....11.3cms width

CONDITION........... as per above


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 31 cm (12.2")
Width = 11.3 cm (4.4")
Depth = 11.3 cm (4.4")

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