The Contis convex mirror is all about gold. Layers of transparent gold, clear and pale yellow Venetian glass rods on top of a gilded frame. Nuggets of citrine crystals finish the design. Lush, rich and all about shades of the sun packed into a small( 8″) piece.
The Contis convex mirror resides in my studio pending being sent to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for Walls!
The Conti convex mirror is named for a branch of the royal French dynasty, the Bourbons. As members of the ruling family they were, by and large, a naughty rebellious bunch. The above is a portrait of François Louis, Prince of Conti circa 1680. He was a rebel against the crown, had a brilliant military mind, was a libertine of the highest order. He had affairs with women and men! He died of gaut and syphilis in 1709.
All branches of the Bourbons had a color that signified their house. The Conti color was yellow.