Inscrutable: Looking Glass/ hand mirror
Mirror. Looking Glass. Reflecting Glass. It will hang very nicely on the wall and fits well in the hand. And best of all...you can barely see yourself in the glass! The carving mimics the engraving on the brass fitting and it would appear the terminus had three round inset pieces at one time. The back shows signs of more carving -begun- but never completed. The mirror glass is held in with some kind of resin. I don't know where it was made... no doubt some place where craftspeople excelled at creating useful beauty. 17/18th century. Condition: Very good. Silvering is much debased and the handle very worn.
Carved Mulberry and engraved brass 14 by 5 inches $595