HM Okto Spiegel

Beautiful Viennese Glass Mirror

last 3rd of the 19th century

This mag­nif­i­cent, hand-cut mir­ror is in excel­lent orig­i­nal con­di­tion. It was man­u­fac­tured in one of the sig­nif­i­cant glass firms in Vien­na or one of the Aus­tri­an Monarchy’s crown lands. 

The octag­o­nal bev­elled cen­ter plate is framed by divid­ed mir­ror seg­ments, and etched with flower bou­quets, glass cut run­ning bead and ellip­ti­cal dec­o­ra­tion and embell­ished with glass flow­ers and leave ele­ments all over; topped by a beau­ti­ful elab­o­rate open crest. 

Espe­cial­ly the glass fac­to­ries in Bohemia, which was part of the Hab­s­burg Imperi­um, were con­sid­ered one of the best in Europe. These fac­to­ries were absolute spe­cial­ists in man­u­fac­tur­ing stun­ning and beau­ti­ful­ly etched mir­rors, glass and table­ware, and the high­ly admired chan­de­lier pen­dants of elab­o­rate quality. 

At the end of the 19thCen­tu­ry, the Barons of the Vien­nese city palaces at the chic Vien­nese address Ringstrasse” com­mis­sioned mir­rors in this par­tic­u­lar style for their glam­orous salons. 

HM Okto Spiegel D3
Glasspiegel H: 150 cm, W: 90 cm
HM Okto Spiegel D2
HM Okto Spiegel D1