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Mirrors- SOLD

The following list of mirros are no longer available and have been sold to collectors and antique enthuasiasts.

 

MR 001 -   Lord Krishna-Kennedy Mirror Altar ❘ 1960's patriotic wall teak altar mirror.

  • Details: Lord Krishna/Hanuman wall mirror altar featuring President Kennedy.  This extremely unusual piece comes from a family who celebrated political figures as exuberantly as their gods - as evidenced in this blue wall altar.  The altar is blue, the colour associated with Lord Krishna and has five compartments for images of deities around a newer mirror in the center.  A small area (altar stage) is reserved for a deity image to be placed on.  When this altar was made, there would have been an image of a deity where the mirror is now - most likely Krishna’s.  Three compartments have images of deities such as Krishna as a baby, and Lord Hanuman, the monkey god of power and strength.  On the top mirror, there is an image of Nehru, the Prime Minister of India in the 1960's.  The most unusual picture is that of John F. Kennedy with Nehru.  Kennedy made a state visit to India with Jackie Kennedy in 1962.  There is a missing drawer piece that would have been under the altar stage.
  • Provenance: Estate Sale.   New Delhi, North India
  • Mirror Altar Dimensions: 33" x 25" x 6"  (H x W x D)

SOLD

MR 002 - Lord Krishna/Lord Ganesh Mirror Altar ❘ early 1900's teak wall altar mirror.

  • Details: Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh are celebrated in this beautiful wall mirror altar with drawer.  Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Vishnu and Ganesh is the Remover of Obstacles.  The frame is baby blue in colour  - the colour blue associated with Lord Krishna.   The mirror is newer.  Interestingly there are three images of women on the top panel of the altar. These are not deity images, but seem to added on as images fashionable at the time.  There is a worn ubiquitous image of Rama-Sita-Laxmana-Hanuman placed in the middle of the panel - the picture is an old advertisement for tobacco from Kanpur!  Rama is an incarnation of Vishnu, the Supreme God; Sita is his faithful consort; Laxmana is Rama’s younger brother and Hanuman is the monkey god of strength and ever-constant companion of Lord Rama.
  • Provenance: Estate Sale.  Madras (Chennai), State of Tamil Nadu, South India
  • Mirror Altar Dimensions: 25.5" x 27" x 4"  (H x W x D)
SOLD
MR 003 - Blue Vanity Altar Mirror ❘ 1940's blue teak frame
  • Details: Beautiful Art Deco inspired three panel vanity mirror with small drawer.  This piece was possibly an altar piece with images of deities where the mirrors presently are, but converted into a vanity.  There is a small area featured in the center (above the drawer) where an image of a deity may have been kept.  When discovered, this piece was being used as a vanity mirror.
  • Provenance: Private Collection Sale.  Kota, Rajasthan, West India
  • Mirror Frame Dimensions: 29" x 31" x 5.5" (H x W x D)
SOLD
MR 004 -  Mirror Vanity with Drawer ❘ 1940's dark brown frame
  • Details: This practical yet attractive mirror vanity is made with teak wood and features a towel hanger.  A perfect piece for a washroom or kitchen.  Newer mirror.
  • Provenance: Estate Sale.  Cochin, State of Kerala, South India
  • Mirror Frame Dimensions: 33" x 24" x 6.5"
SOLD
MR 006 - Baroda Shrine Mirror ❘ 1940's olive green teak frame.
  • Small Shrine Altar converted into a mirror.  There is old Gujarati script on the top part of the mirror frame making it a great collector piece.  Two small bird silhouettes on each side of the newer mirror.  Traditionally, there would be an image of a deity present where the mirror is.
  • Provenance: Private Collection Sale.  Junagadh, State of Gujarat, Western India.
  • The small bar at the bottom was used for hanging candle sticks by their wicks.
  • Frame Dimensions: 26"x 9.5" x5" (H x W x D)

SOLD

MR 007 - Jharoka Window Mirror ❘ 1940's dark frame
  • Details: Richly carved “Jharoka” window converted into a little mirror.  Jharoka means window frame and this design is typical of traditional Rajput and Mughal art form of Northwest India. A small window frame such as this would be part of a much larger panel containing many other identical window frames on the side of a large “haveli” mansion.  The windows are small enough that one can see out, but not be seen from the outside.  These small jharokas were very common in the “zanana” or women’s section of the household.
  • Provenance: Estate Sale.  Jodhpur, State of Rajasthan, Western India.
  • Frame Dimensions:
SOLD
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