Decorative Ceramic Wall Mirror with Stylised Birds by Mithé Espelt (circa 1970s)
Ceramic wall mirror with purple and mauve glaze and stylised birds (circa 1970s) by Mithé Espelt. A delightful decorative wall mirror topped with a pair of whimsical birds above the curved rectangular mirror. The mirror is framed with a gold crackle glaze which forms the base line of the piece as well. There are other gold highlights throughout which beautifully complement the vibrant colours. This piece is in excellent vintage condition given its age and usage. The felt backing is intact and in pristine condition. A truly charming and stylish mirror for your home or work place - a certain conversation piece for guests. If requested, a video clip of this piece may be provided. The piece is unsigned.
About the artist: Mithé Espelt is reknowned for her production of ceramic mirrors of remarkable originality and often mistakenly confused with those of François Lembo. The Mithé Espelt workshop was in Lunel, France near Montpellier. The atelier mastered the technical challenges of using gold and enamel for their signature style mirrors and elegant boxes which were often encrusted with crystals and vibrant stones. Today, her daughter, Marion DeCrecy, continues the family tradition making contemporary versions of her parents' designs as well as new original motifs.
H 31.5 cm (12.4")
W 20.3 cm (8.0")
D 1.5 cm (0.6")