The Art Nouveau plique-à-jour enamel portrays two swans floating on a pond amidst water lilies. The sun is setting behind some trees. However, the gilt bronze handle is Louis XVI revival rather than Art Nouveau in style. The composition of the openwork handle includes five circles of diminishing size and a ribbon bow at one end and a suspension- ring at the other.

The mirror comes with a fitted green Moroccan leather case tooled with neoclassical motifs and bears the label Lubin Paris. Pierre François Lubin founded a perfume house in Paris in 1798, which continues to operate today. In addition to perfume, the firm sold toilette accessories such as this mirror.


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