14 October 2004
TWO IRISH GEORGE III COBALT BLUE, OPAQUE AND GILT-HIGHLIGHTED GLASS OVAL MIRRORS
Late 18th/early 19th century
Each oval plate within a glass embossed frame, one decorated with stars, the other stripes, one plate replaced, differences in size
The smaller 23 in. (58.5 cm.) high, 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) wide; the larger 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) high, 16¼ in. (41 cm.) wide (2)
with Jeremy, London (the mirror with stars).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 21 May 1998, lot 29.
with H. C. Baxter & Son, London (the mirror with stripes).
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These 'jewelled' mirrors are similar in form to an example illustrated in D. Westropp, Irish Glass, Dublin, 1920 (rep. 1978), pl. XXVIII.
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