The present mirror is most elegant in its shape and decoration; a closely related example was sold in our London rooms, 29th June 1976, lot 14. Compare Canton enamel hand mirrors of circular form and with similarly elaborate and French-inspired mounts, such as three included in the exhibition Chinese Painted Enamels from Private and Museum Collections, China House Gallery, New York, 1969, cat no. 66; and one from the S.D. Winkworth collection, included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935, cat. no. 2200, and sold twice in our London rooms, 28th April 1938, lot 479, and 1st November 1985, lot 301. For a circular hand mirror mounted with jade and jadeite and a gilt bronze fitting, see one sold in these rooms, 8th April 2010, lot 1811.
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