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French Gilt Brass And Porcelain Flirting Mirror

Catch someone’s eye with this charming French flirting mirror. A charming curio of Victorian social practice, the flirting mirror helped one attract the attentions of a potential suitor from across the room by reflecting the light to catch someone’s eye, or to allow one to surreptitiously view who is sitting with whom in the theater. A delicately beveled convex oval glass mirror is fitted on one side, while the reverse showcases a  porcelain portrait of a young beauty adorned with a draping floral crown, painted in a beautifully soft, pastel color palette. A gilt brass frame with turquoise accents encloses the piece, with a bale on the handle to make for a perfect pendant or chatelaine piece.

5″ High x 2.25″ Wide

Circa 1870


SKU: EANT 93 P $690
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  • French
  • Flirting Mirror
  • Gilt Brass Frame
  • Porcelain Portrait
  • Beveled Oval Glass
  • 5″ High x 2.25″ Diameter
  • Circa 1870