the Bizet convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Bizet convex mirror is primarily a design using tiger eye mineral, tear drops and spheres. The bronze/golden display is reminiscent of the eye of a cat or a star sapphire; this particular quality is termed chatoyancy. A gilded frame give a back light to the tiger eye and also to the Venetian glass rods and faceted gold, glass beads. These beads provide scattered shards of reflected light.

The Bizet convex mirror is about 10 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

This mirror is named for the opera composer Georges Bizet(1838-1875). Although he died an early death after his seminal work, Carmen, was considered a failure. Several of his operas have become mainstream and adored by the public and critics.

Carmen ( 1875) in particular has a depth and an earthy beauty that has made it one of the most popular operas of all time. In 2017-2018 it was performed around 3,500 times!

The Pearl Fishers( Les pĂȘcheurs de perles), 1863, contains some gorgeous, perfumed music. The duet in the first act is familiar to most people. go to to hear it beautifully sung.