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Hand Mirror

This is a Hand mirror. It was retailed by Tiffany and Co.. It is dated ca. 1890. Its medium is cast brass, cut mirrored plate. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This mirror, with its trailing vine decoration, much like that seen in some of the Indian wood and metal work that Lockwood de Forest commissioned and collected in India, may well have been one of the objects that de Forest supplied to Tiffany & Company. Tiffany's sold objects, especially jewelry and metalwork that de Forest designed and collected while living in and on return trips to India.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Unknown Donor.

  • Hand Mirror (USA)
  • engraved rolled silver, mirror glass.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-21-1

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Its dimensions are

Overall: 35.5 x 19 x 1.2 cm (14 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on back, above handle: TIFFANY & CO.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Louis Comfort Tiffany and Lockwood de Forest.

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