SALE FAUX TORTOISE OVAL BEBELED HAND MIRROR!!!
Of late, I've been drawn to these old hand mirrors when I find them in good shape, and I particularly loved this one when I saw it! I believe it is "probably" celluloid.....could be real tortoise for all I know, but I didn't want to do a hot needle test....and I don't get the camphor smell that I've been told will tell it is celluloid....but anyway, I'm listing it as is.
This is a heavy hand mirror....the mirror itself actually is oval(app. 6 1/2" x 4 5/8") and it is beveled.....nice heavy one in good condition.....not perfect, but certainly usable! The tortoise looks like a "frame within a frame" if that makes sense. The tortoise right around the mirror and on the back in the same design, is lighter in color....and then the rest of the frame for the mirror is darker....almost like pieces had been molded together. At one time, there was a clear design all around the edges...you can still see it, but it's worn in places.
This is a large piece, measuring 12 1/2" from the end of the handle to the top of the frame on the backside, and 8" from side to side(East to West). I was in a shop recently that had a large collection of these mirrors decorating a bathroom wall, and it looked so cool! I bought this one at an antique store in Ozark, Mo where there were all kinds of primitives and both English and American country antiques. I don't know how "fine" it actually is.....I just loved the look, so I bought it! Perhaps you will love it too!
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