We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration an absolutely MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE MINIATURE FRENCH BRONZE PAINTED PORTRAIT CHATELAINE HAND MIRROR!
One of the most BEAUTIFUL antique French miniature hand mirrors we have had the pleasure of offering, this RARE antique accessory item is FANCIER than most, with GORGEOUS DETAILING and it's original thick BEVELED GLASS-----the PERFECT display item for your antique FRENCH DOLL!
The mirror is being offered in AS FOUND condition at a FRACTION of the price you would expect to pay if perfect, as there is an old break across the painted porcelain; despite this flaw it still makes a CHARMING DISPLAY on the dresser or vanity of your larger scale POUPEE or BEBE doll!
The mirror measures a DIMINUTIVE of 7" long with the painted portrait measuring 2 3/4" by 2", and the handle measuring 3 5/8" long! On one side, the mirror has the most EXQUISITE hand painted portrait on porcelain, embellished with GILDED ENAMELING in the form of a DECORATIVE DESIGN that frames the portrait! The portrait itself shows a French COURTESAN SCENE painted in beautiful French colors of pastel pink, blue, yellow and lilac, and the reverse side of the mirror has it's original thick BEVELED GLASS in perfect condition!
The porcelain is framed in RICH BRONZE metal, with ELABORATE SCROLLING embellishing the top and bottom, and a BEAUTIFULLY TURNED bronze handle! The bottom of the handle has a small loop which makes us think the mirror was intended to be worn CHATELAINE STYLE from the belt or necklace of a more PRESTIGIOUS madam or mademoiselle-----definitely a LUXURY ITEM of it's time! As shown, there is an old break with some small chipping across the bottom of the porcelain scene which sits solidly in the bronze frame and will not go anywhere, and it is reflective in the price; despite these flaws it still DISPLAYS CHARMINGLY!
A GORGEOUS DISPLAY piece on top a doll's vanity or dresser, or the PERFECT ACCESSORY for your antique POUPEE or BEBE, as shown modeled by our 13" antique French Fashion doll who although knows it is too large a scale for her, is still coveting it for her very own TOILETTE NECESSAIRE piece!
This MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE MINIATURE FRENCH BRONZE PAINTED PORTRAIT CHATELAINE HAND MIRROR is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-------an EXQUISITE PRESENTATION piece for your antique doll!
Any accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
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