I thought this a Meixan Mirror when I acquired it,
but on closer examination of the art work framing the
mirror, I think it is from further south , from an Andes
culture, possibly Peru or Equador. Who ever the maker,
it is a fine example of folk art. The mirror in the
center (which has been replaced, is framed with small
images of every day life of the people in that regiion.
The art work is very finely detailed and colors are
bright and colorful.
The little images are behind a wood covering and I
did not want to remove it for fear of damaging the images.
But I am curous to know if they images are paper pictures
or reverse painting on glass. '
the original mirror was replaced. The gold color edging
was chipped, it repaired it with Gesso and gold paint.
The pictures in the frames are in good shape. The frame
measures 12 1/2" by 15 3/4". The mirror measures
6 1/2 x 9 1/2".
The item will ship at 5 pounds for $13.85 postage.
Postage includes extra weight for packing, any excess
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