A beautiful 19th century gilded French bronze hand mirror with inlaid miniature painting on the back. We took the mirror apart to carefully clean it and believe that the fine miniature gouache painting is on bone, the painting is signed lower right. The mirror measures about 9-1/2″ long and 4″ wide, the beveled mirror glass has “Glace de France” stamped on the back.
In good used condition with no damage and with only some minor staining to the bronze from age and normal use. We decided to leave the original mirror glass in place as some people like the flaked and patinated mirror silvering which has taken many years to develop, however the mirror is easily replaceable if a new one is desired and the bronze could be cleaned to remove the staining and restore its luster.