The duke of Kent Gesso mirror
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The duke of Kent Gesso mirror

Ronald Phillips Ltd

Date circa 1720

Epoque George I

Origine English

Medium Gesso

Dimension 119.5 x 59.5 cm (47 x 23³/₈ inches)

A George I gesso mirror.
Note: The mirror retains much of the original gilding. The shaped and bevelled mirror plate is an 18th century replacement.
The mirror is described in the Christie’s sale catalogue for 13 - 14 March 1947, lot 371, as ‘A mirror in gilt frame with corded and beaded borders, surmounted by shells, a canopy and foliage 4 ft high, 22 in wide’. It sold for 170 guineas.

Date: circa 1720

Epoque: George I

Origine: English

Medium: Gesso

Dimension: 119.5 x 59.5 cm (47 x 23³/₈ inches)

Provenance: HRH Prince George, the Duke of Kent, London, England, until 1947.
G. Jetley, London, England.
Private collection, London, England.

Literature: Illustrated:
Antique Collector, December 1954, p. 173, fig. III; advertisement with G. Jetley.

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