Offered for sale;
Victorian silver gilt dental mirror hallmarked London 1890, makers mark FP for Frederic Purnell
In very good condition retaining most of the original gold surface, the handle inscribed with a monogram of three intertwined C’s
Magnifying concave mirror with slight scratches to the center.
Length 4,1/2″ or 115mm
Mirrors of this type, folding or fixed, are found in most good dressing / vanity /shaving sets, although sighted by most vendors as dental mirrors, I think this form was for viewing ones own eye, which it does markedly well, large and close up.
Guaranteed old and original.
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As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.