The Couronne convex mirror is based on a frame I designed. Using the surfaces of the frame I wanted to create lightness, sparkle and transparency. I used mirror-like surfaces, natural quartz crystals and Venetian glass rods.
This mirror is about 9 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls.
The word “couronne” is French for Crown. Crowns come in many shapes, sizes and materials. My Couronne convex mirror is more of a riff on what most people consider a crown. The ring of quartz crystals forms a profile common to most crown shapes.
I looked at a few crowns before I got the idea to make a stylized crown into a mirror to hang on the wall. Here are a few.
A detail from David’s painting of Napoleon’s coronation.
The great Austrian soprano Leonie Rysanek in her shard tiara in the Met’s old production of Strauss’ Die Frau Ohne Schatten.
Princess Mary’s Fringe tiara made in 1890.