This wonderfully quirky gilt mirror has had some sympathetic restoration by Mr Sankey of Stert. It certainly makes a statement from the acanthus leaves and flowers to the fruit and deer’s head with real antlers! It shows signs that the bottom rail has been replaced at some time in the past although it appears to be of long association. The mirror plate has again been replaced, sourced from Original Glory of Devizes. There are signs of wear to the gilt, concurrent with it’s age, signs of re-gilding here and there and the whole piece is screwed into position with two old and associated mirror plates and wrests on a pair of brackets in this location (not supplied).
It may originally have been part of a much larger mirror or some sort of pediment. It was referred to by one wag as The Illuminati Mirror due to it’s other worldly aura and indeed huge triangular appearance.
Restored, refurbished, replated and just wonderful!
The owl candle sconces are not for sale.
The ceramic majolica cockatoo is for sale separately at £1500.
The Chinese ridge tile of a horseman is believed to be circa 14th century. They were made in Nanjing and were used as guardians and protectors of public buildings and private homes alike. They were made using the Sancai technique which basically means ‘three colours’ technique. For sale at £3280.
The cuddly owl is not for sale!
The ceramic sun is circa 1980 and was made by a Kitzbhul ceramicist. It has been damaged and repaired but remains one of the nicest sun wall mounts we have ever seen and is for sale at £350.