The Auberon convex mirror frame was bought in Venice and decorated with rows of gold, straw and amber bits of Venetian glass rods. The outer rim of the frame is composed of sunburst “rays”, quartz crystal points.
This mirror is about 10.25 inches in diameter. It is in my studio until being shipped to one of my showrooms.
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Auberon is the French spelling for Oberon who is the king of the Fairies in medieval and renaissance literature. He is best known for his role in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His wife is Titania, queen of the Fairies.
The Quarrel between Auberon and Titania by Joseph Noel Paton
The Reconciliation Between Auberon and Titania by Joseph Noel Paton.
Sir Joseph Noel Paton was a highly successful artist who specialised in painting detailed compositions illustrating biblical episodes and imaginative stories based on romantic myths and legends. His interest in achieving convincing naturalistic detail was inspired by his friend John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite painter, whom he met while both were students at the Royal Academy Schools in London. Paton born in Dunfermline, returned to Scotland and was appointed ‘the Queen’s Limner in Scotland’ in 1866. His most famous paintings are of fairy subjects which enjoyed great popularity during Victoria’s reign.