Monstrance Convex Mirror

My new convex mirror named after the ceremonial object that is used in a Catholic mass to hold the Eucharist.  This shape has been used for hundreds of years and is probably the original inspiration for the thousands of sunburst mirrors on the market.

Mine is made from a handmade, ebonized wooden frame and is covered with a mosaic of hand-blown glass rods from Murano.  The rods are cut then glued onto a ground of silver leaf.  The mosaic is secured by a coat of clear resin. The spikes making the “burst” are made of plexiglass.

The mirror is about 30 inches in diameter.Monstrance Convex MirrorAntique Monstrance

About trompehalf

I am an artist with a fascination with history. Not battles per se, but the culture and personalities that shape history. Gossip is good too.
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