the Crystal Ball Convex Mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Crystal Ball convex mirror is one of my happiest mirrors.  In that, it was a pleasure making it.  Everything fell in to place and the more I worked on it the more glittering and magical it became.

Four sizes of crystal spheres make up the embellishments on a black and gold frame.  The facets create a shower of shards of light.

The Crystal Ball convex mirror will be placed in one of my showrooms at a later date.  Nothing leaves my studio till its a safer world.

The Crystal Ball convex mirror is around 12.5 inches in diameter. 

Jewelry for walls!

The most famous crystal ball in history is the Wicked Witch’s from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz. Auntie Em!! Auntie Em!!
It was sold at auction in 2011 for $126,500. For more go to:
http://www.wicz.com/story/38076646/gaze-into-film-history-wizard-of-oz-crystal-ball-on-display-at-cornell

This fortune telling machine was made famous in Tom Hank’s 1988 film Big.
In the 1950s, an American fairground and Wild West sideshow operator named James Graham created the first ‘Kadar’ machine, inspired by bill posters he had seen of Pimm’s Broadway show. He later re-branded the machines as ‘Zoltar’ when they entered mass production in the early 1960s, believing the ‘Z’ to be a more appealing letter than ‘K’.
Zoltar can still be found in many amusement parks, arcades and magic shops.

This painting, The Crystal Ball was created by the British painter J W Waterhouse in 1902.