Round Convex Table Mirror
Striking classic aged round convex table mirror.
Round convex mirrors called Oeil de Sorcière (French for “sorcerer’s eye”) were a popular luxury item from the 15th century onwards, shown in many depictions of interiors from that time.
With 15th century technology, it was easier to make a regular curved mirror (from blown glass) than a perfectly flat one. They were also known as “bankers’ eyes” due to the fact that their wide field of vision was useful for security.
Famous examples in art include the Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck and the left wing of the Werl Altarpiece by Robert Campin