OVAL Italian bevelled glass mirrorMalta - Collection Only
OVAL Italian made probably Florence Florentine Bevelled glass mirror , gilt effect deeply curled ; scrolled foliate trim
In Malta . An Italian made probably Florence Florentine Bevelled glass mirror . A style in continuity , made later [ and still? ] by such firms as Savio Firmino of Florence . Oval , [to hang portrait or landscape ways ]. Plate mirror with pleasing deterioration /speckles . This mirror is probably circa 1950 . The gilding has been topped historically up with quite a good gold colouring . The original finish may have been real gold leaf . The piercings in the frame are deep . The entire rear of the mirror is pierced plywood . The plywood backing is mounted with front only foliate gesso mounts, reinforced with wire . These mounts are 3D foliate pierced curls and are then prepared with a gold finish latterly a gold paint effect . The mirror plate has deteriorated giving a pleasing antique effect .