Inspired by an early twentieth century bracelet, the inter-locking elements of the mirror-frame's structure presented a wonderful technical challenge. Forty eight sections were made and lacquered in rich red natural lacquer that was then covered with pure gold leaf and rubbed back. The concave faces of every section were covered with burnt natural straw that gave a subtle reflective counter-balance to the gold. A wooden back supports the frame's structure and the polished mirror at the centre.
Magnificat Mirror | Calligrapher’s Gold
Inches Dia 55 1/8 in THK 3 in
Centimetres Dia 140 cm THK 7.5 cm