the Liang convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Liang convex mirror is based on a frame that has been gilt with silver. I have deeply stacked gray/green Venetian glass rods that create an ombré effect. Jasper spheres finish the points of the starburst as well as frame the central mirror.

The resulting colors are reminiscent of the colors of the semi-precious mineral, jade.

The Liang convex mirror is about 19 inches in diameter. It is on the wall of my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for Walls!

Olmec funerary mask in jade. 1200 BC-500 AD

Jade in a precious mineral used in decorative, ceremonial and spiritual carvings by civilizations from China to Central America. Although known primarily for its green hues, jade also can be found in a variety of colors.

The Liang convex mirror is named for the jade burial suit made for Liu Sui, Prince of Liang( Western Han 202 BC-9 AD)

Jade comes in many colors and ranges from opaque to translucent.
The famous jade burial suit for Liu Sui, prince of Liang. Western Han Dynasty, 202 BC-9 AD.
Carving from the Qing Dynasty( 1636-1911)