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the Insignia Convex Mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

Insignia convex mirror

The Insignia convex mirror is based on the star shape of the garter star badge of the British Order of the Garter.  The gilded frame is covered with layers of gold, clear and light bronze colored Venetian glass rods.

This mirror is about 24 inches in diameter.  It is currently in my studio waiting to be shipped to my Atlanta showroom, Ainsworth-Noah.  If you are interested contact Dennis Hunt at 404-231-8787.

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The Order of the Garter was established in 1348 by Edward III.  It is one of the highest orders of chivalry in England.

Carved Garter Mirror

Mirror based on the Garter Star.  Early 19th century in painted, carved wood and glass.

Duke of York Garter

Portrait of Prince Edward, Duke of York and Albang in full Garter drag, painted by Nathanial Dance-Holland in 1765.

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The Garter Star Badge.

The Garter Star is another item worn by the Knights of the Order and it is worn on the left breast.  It was first included in the vestments of the Order in the 17th century under the reign of King Charles I.  The Garter Star is an eight-point silver badge; each point is depicted as the rays of the sun with the four longer ones indicating the directional points of a compass.  In the center of the Star is an enamel version of the Heraldic shield of St. George’s Cross which is encircled by the Garter of the Order.