Lot 15: Illuminated mirror
by Auctionata Paddle8 AG
November 30, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Illuminated mirror with glass plaques with a fantasy sea life motif
218 x 112 x 25 cm (85.83 x 44.09 x 9.84 in)
Condition report on request.
Mirror attributed to Fontana Arte with Glass shelf and three illuminated blue plaques depicting Mermaids.
Note:- As is often the case with good quality Italian mirrors, there is always the temptation to say that it is "by" Fontana Arte or any other major glass manufacturer. It would be churlish for us to say 100% that a mirror, for example, is DEFINITELY "by" a particular manufacturer without supporting documentation such as an original receipt or label which, more often than not, doesn't come when buying a vintage piece. Of course, if a piece is illustrated in an authoritative book we shall always assume that the piece is "by" a manufacturer. In this particular case we prefer to make an attribution based on the excellent quality of the mirror and we would be surprised if it were not by Fontana Arte themselves.
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