Antique Vintage Hand Mirrors are a Collector’s Dream
Antique Italian Floral Repoussé Hand Mirror 800 Silver | $125 | Blue Grotto
Country Living has long been one of my favorite magazines and websites. I love their articles about collecting antiques and vintage items. And I love how often they include Etsy items within their articles, product spreads, and features. So I’ve decided to do my own merge of these two loves.
Country Living’s website has an informative feature on antique hand mirrors which includes tips on what to look for.
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Features that collectors of these mirrors look for include not only the actual condition, but also details like sterling silver, beveled glass, and intricate repoussé. Repoussé is a metalworking technique that has been around since Antiquity. Steampunk artists and collectors of Victorian era goods helped to create renewed interest in repoussé items. Collectors also hunt for well-known manufacturers of these hand mirrors such as Tiffany, Wallace, Gorham, and Unger.
Here’s a sampling of antique hand mirrors that I found on Etsy, each waiting to be added to a lucky buyer’s collection.
Antique Victorian Gorham Sterling Silver Mirror | $75 | The Good Granny
Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Mirror | $200 | Leesa Simpson
Antique Hand Mirror with ribbonwork rosettes and lace | $52.50 | French Folly
Art Nouveau Hand Mirror by Empire Art Silver | $85.00 | A Remark You Made
Pretty, aren’t they?