Venetian Portrait Mirror

An Extraordinary and rare Murano glass Painting from Venice , circa 1840, with a central oil painted portrait on glass of a beautiful woman wearing 17th century costume and jewellery, Topped by a pediment shaped painted glass panel with inset gilded and cut emblem of the Venetian Lion, surrounded by smaller acid-embossed mirrored panels forming an oval surround to the centre, also two lower inset panels bearing the surface-painted name "Bianca Capello", and finally with typical Murano glass flowers, leaves and scrolls fixed to the wooden perimeter of the backing frame. Measuring 35 inches wide x 50 inches high and bearing some slight damage in the form of stained and darkened mirror silvering as well as old cracks to the central and two of the surrounding panels- the painting shows evidence of possible fire damage at some point in the past.

Item ID: 1120

$8,250 USD

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