The Scheherazade convex mirror is composed of a ring of hand cast jewels, clear quartz crystal spheres and amber colored multi-sided pyramids. The clear( aside from some tiny bubbles added to give the jewels life) jewels hover over the saturated gold of the frame and its embellishments.
This mirror is about 7.5 inches in diameter and is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls.
Of course, we have all heard of the character Scheherazade, who told the tales of 1,001 Nights. The characters Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba all became famous in these stories.
The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely.
Rimsky-Korsacov wrote the ballet music for Scheherazade in 1887. What made the ballet a classic was the production by the Ballets Russe in 1910 that featured choreography by Fokine and dazzling design by Leon Bakst. Also dazzling, but in a different way, was the performance of Nijinsky as the Golden Slave. The eroticism that infused his dancing was considered a scandal at the time. Wish I’d been there….