the Manon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Manon convex mirror is the best of all worlds. Its large (17 inches diameter) with a heavy gold leafed frame encrusted with a mosaic of gold and pale amber Venetian glass. The surrounding halo consists of forty rock crystal points. This is a mirror of beauty and substance.

The Manon mirror is in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for walls!

Manon is named after one of my favorite operas, Manon by Jules Massanet( premiered in 1884). The story is based on a novel by Abbé Prévost in 1731 concerning an innocent girl fresh from a convent being swept into a world of high class prostitution, lust, wealth and glamour. Of course she pays for her selfish ways by dying at the end of the opera.

The music is beyond beautiful and sensual. It glitters but also has a tragic undertow that makes this opera one of the most performed in the world.

Giacomo Puccini also wrote an opera based on the same story, Manon Lescault. In his opera the heroine dies in the Louisiana “desert”!

The divine Renee Fleming in Manon at the Met.