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Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest

Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest

Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest  Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest

Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest. This is an exceptionally fine example of a French Limoges Enameled Hand Mirror signed by Gamet. It is set in a gilt over bronze ormolu frame with a bow at the top with a decorative loop from the handle.

This piece has a quite different feel from many of the miniature examples and the subject matter is exquisite. It is much more naturalistic -almost impressionistic - than many of the portrait enamels. Edges are blurred, colors are suggested.... There is more movement/flow to this fine enamel. A beautiful maiden with flowing, curly brown hair kneels to gather flowers in a lovely woodland setting. Her dress slips beguilingly off her shoulders and she is bedecked with necklace, arm band and bracelet. She is putting flowers into a basket - her hands held languidly - but startled, looks back over her shoulder at the movement of birds. There are four doves in the scene, and I especially love the background of sky at the upper right -it is a pale blue with a hint of pink. Please enlarge the photos and examine all 24 of them carefully, as they form an important part of the description. The enamel is signed "Gamet" and I believe it says'France' under the signature, but most of that word is hidden under the frame of the mirror. It is a domed surface. The inner gilt frame has overlapping pyramids that look very Art Deco. The tapered handle is attached to a floral base and it flares with acanthus leaves at the end where the ball and loop are attached. The beveled glass mirror has several scratches and needs to be re-silvered, as there are many black dots, extending into the mirror approx. 1 on the left side in one area [photo #20] and pretty much all along the right edge, with some larger dark spots [photo #6 and 19]. This is a rare chance to own a fine and very special Limoges hand mirror - they just don't come around that often. The hand mirror is 10 1/8" in length to the ball end and is 3 3/8" wide. The enamel is 4 1/8" by 2 3/4". Condition of enamel is excellent. I see no cracks or scratches. The beveled mirror is poor and should be restored. The frame is in very good condition with just a few small scratches. Weight is 9 ounces, unpackaged. This item weighs 9 oz. Merchandise will be marked at the sales price, as required by the U. This package will be sent international priority or international priority express. Thank you for looking - Halcyone Vintage.

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The item "Exceptional RARE French Limoges Enamel Large Hand Mirror'Gamet', Woman & Forest" is in sale since Sunday, February 26, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".

The seller is "halcyonevintage" and is located in Woodinville, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.: Signed

  • Medium: Enamel
  • Subject: Woman Gathering Flowers in Forest
  • Style: Miniature
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14in.)
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1949
  • Region of Origin: Europe
  • Artist: Gamet
  • Framed/Unframed: Framed Mirror
  • Main Color: Multi-Color
  • Width (Inches): 3 1/4
  • Height (Inches): 10 1/4

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