Mirror

Ref: 2262
  • Designer / Maker

    Designed and manufactured by James Powell & Sons (1834-1980)

  • Detail

    Enamelled glass, with gilded lead; convex mirror plate

    36.5 x 36.5 cm

    English (Whitefriars), circa 1885

  • Notes

    The only known source for the identification of mirrors from this group, that can now be shown to date between the late 1870s and the mid 1880s, is a 10-page manuscript catalogue, inscribed on the first page: ‘Messrs James Powell & Sons Whitefriars Glassworks…’

    The volume contains ten beautifully rendered designs. Mirrors are shown with or without candle arms, and either white decorated on a blue ground, or with blue decoration on a white ground.

    For a red version of the present mirror see H. Blairman & Sons, Furniture and Works of Art (2015), no. 12.