This gilded bronze art-deco mirror is held by a nude woman. We notice that she keeps her hands flat on two backelite balls, the gilded bronze rods that support the mirror. In addition, at the base of the crossed stems a snake wraps itself around them. This Art-Deco mirror with a woman and a snake is emblematic of refined objects that can be integrated into a bedroom or living room. In order to better define her time, we notice the short hair of the kneeling woman. This haircut called the boy’s haircut is typical of the 1925s. It is worth mentioning that the whole is based on a base of raw marble. Moreover, the quality of the chasing of this Art-Déco mirror, woman and snake, indicates a manufacture intended for an audience of art lovers. Even better, the two balls of white-broken bakelite highlight the beauty of gilded bronze.
The quality of the gilding and chasing is in good condition. Some wear and tear in the gilding. Note a slight curvature on the left rod supporting the mirror. It does not alter the quality of the whole.
In addition, it should be noted that the details are particularly careful. Thus, the scales of the snake, although small in size, are perfectly rendered. The oval mirror positioned in the width direction allows the person who is reflected in it to discreetly adjust a piece of jewellery.
Emblematic of an era of pleasure and liberation from morals, this refined mirror attracts a clientele of amateurs and professionals. Beyond France and Europe, this type of refined composition attracts an international clientele. Indeed, this post-war period saw the emergence of artists and craftsmen emphasizing the joy of living and the joys associated with it.
This beautiful gilded bronze mirror with a woman and a snake will fit in both a classic environment and a more contemporary interior. Its refinement and originality will please your entourage and seduce your friends.
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