The Eponine convex mirror is cousin to met Marius mirror. Same shape but a very different look. Eponine discovered with a thick layer of Venetian clear rods. They vary in color from gold, straw and light topaz to an inner ring of clear. Surrounding the mirror are glass cabochons. Each cab has been gilded with silver metal leaf on the reverse side, like mini convex mirrors. This mirror has a glamour about it that reminds me of a glass of champagne!
The Eponine convex mirror is about 16 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.
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The Eponine convex mirror is named after the tragic character in Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Miserables. The character’s name is Eponine Thénardier who goes from a spoiled little girl to a street smart teenager dressed in rags. She sacrifices herself for her true love, Marius, on the barricades of revolutionary Paris. Her character is about how love can redeem a lost and sad soul.
Eponine is a major part of the musical Les Miserables. Her plight is eloquently depicted in her ballad On My Own. Here is a clip from the movie version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deUgUoJ4z5I