Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Silver, Room 69, The Whiteley Galleries

Mirror and Frame

ca. 1700 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This small mirror would probably have belonged to a wealthy merchant woman for use in the bedchamber. It would have been prized for the silver filigree frame (formed from silver wire) as well as for the mirror glass, a luxury commodity in the late 17th century.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver filigree and glass
Brief Description
Miniature pier glass, silver filgree frame, Holland (probably), ca.1700.
Physical Description
Small filigree framed mirror, filigree with stamped acanthus and masked ornament
Dimensions
  • Height: 16cm
  • Width: 10.3cm
Gallery Label
Silver Gallery: Not only the silver filigree frame but also the mirror glass itself would have been a precious possession.(26/11/2002)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mrs D. S. F. Campbell
Summary
This small mirror would probably have belonged to a wealthy merchant woman for use in the bedchamber. It would have been prized for the silver filigree frame (formed from silver wire) as well as for the mirror glass, a luxury commodity in the late 17th century.
Collection
Accession Number
M.274-1976

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record createdFebruary 9, 2004
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