1890s Art Nouveau hand Mirror Porcelain Pansies
This hand mirror is authentic 1890s Art Nouveau with it's scroll work handle and detailing around the mirror frame . The frame handle is marked " Silver" . This usually means it's not sterling ( 925) but has a good silver content (600- 800 ). The mirror back is a heavy porcelain with little pansies or Johnny Jump Ups in purple , white and faint yellow with leaves surrounding . The color is very nice . The condition of the silvered mirror is quite usable though it has wear and some ghosting (see pics) . The metal around frame is a gold tone and the handle is more a silver . I think it may have had a gold wash at one time. I have not cleaned or polished it . A beautiful piece .