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Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on December 30, 2018 at 5:09am

Found this one; looks EXACTLY like yours (same picture in fact).


Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on December 30, 2018 at 5:03am

What makes you think it's Frost Workshops?  What is it that you are not telling us? Does it have a backside? Why no picture? What is the metal? stone? material?

This is the wrong place. You're in the Comment Wall. Read my post to Jim on Dec 23, just below. Insert your name instead of Jim.

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on December 23, 2018 at 1:59am

Jim, scroll up to your Avatar. "+Add a Discussion" is just above the dark blue line.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 20, 2018 at 6:31pm

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Comment by Molly on December 8, 2018 at 1:14pm


Above my post here, at the bottom of the discussions box, you will see on your left Add A Discussion.

Click on that and it will allow you to write out some narrative about your piece like you did below.  Use the image icon (pic) to post the photo and then ADD.  This will allow more people to view it, comment on it, and help you get the information you seek.  

For now, I think Vicki's response is the most in depth and positive one to pursue.  There is another page on this website that is simply called Sell My Antiques...you could try that.

Comment by Jim McDonagh on December 8, 2018 at 7:13am

I'm not sure how to get this on the "regular discussion page" I appreciate all the replies and would like more advice on how best to sell it. 

Comment by tomsantiquesetcetera on December 7, 2018 at 11:07pm


This is Jim's mirror with 43 little mirrors (his count). According to my research the reflective mirror as we know it today was invented in 1835 by a German. Prior to that time mirrors were mostly back painted with various mixtures and had poor reflective properties. Exactly when his mirror evolved I cannot say, but would guess it's machine made possibly from the mid 20th century. I read that nightclubs used similar mirrors to reflect colored spotlights for effect. That was popular in the 1960s but continues to this day.

Ebay is (IMHO) the best place to sell stuff like this. With PayPal the cost is around 10%. How much money do you need to satisfy your cost and profit? That's your asking price.

Comment by vicki hufstetler on December 7, 2018 at 2:16pm

HI Jim, I'm wondering why this isn't in a regular discussion post? I'm having a bit of trouble following it as it is. Anyway, I remembered seeing a mirror similar to yours many years ago. I'm pretty sure it was in an auction catalog. If I recall correctly, it was in the price range of $1500 to $2500. 

So, I decided to do a bit of homework and I found out a few things that might be helpful to you: 1. These types of mirror's are more commonly called "Sorcerer's Mirror" also Multiple Convex, Fish Eye, Bankers Eye and of course Witches eye". 2 They originate in Italy in the 14th Century, possibly in Milan or Venice. In French they are called "Oeil de Sorciere'". 3. There are at least 2 very famous paintings that have these included in them; "Arnolfini Wedding" by the Dutch master Jan Van Eyck and "Self Portrait" by Parmigianino. 4. The basic history on these is that they were portals through which a Wizard/Sorcerer/Witch could observe all, and were usually hung up near a window or door to protect against bad luck. 5. In the 16th Century these became very popular in N. Europe and were primarily used by bankers or Gold merchants, commonly called, at that time "Bankers Eye" mirror. Mainly because the banker/Merchant could keep an EYE on out of sight area's to help prevent theft. 6. These are still being made in Venice by an artist called Cennini, which he designs after what they believe to be the originals by Canestrelli. (Or I might have that backwards - LOL). 

So, you are now informed on what you have. These are quite rare and very desirable, and they do sell for BIG prices if they are placed in the right venue. If I were you, I'd rethink avoiding auction sales consignment. Perhaps if you check out 1st Dibs online only auctions, or similar one's you might be more comfortable? I think the items remains with you, you send photo's to the auction company, and they cover the advertising, and promotion of your item, then, when its sold, they remove their fee, and the rest is sent to you, and you deal with the client to get it shipped properly to the new owner. I might have this wrong, it's been quite awhile since I checked out the online only services, and I haven't actually used one yet. Though I've got several items I'd like to sell in that venue. In any case, I hope this helps you. And be careful, I'm not sure how old your item is, but if it has a lot of age, it might be worth much more that the above "guesses" by myself. Good luck, and keep us posted! It's a wonderful item!

Comment by Jim McDonagh on December 7, 2018 at 8:30am

I'm not sure how to put a value on the mirror, I would like to sell it if I could get enough for it. I had it on Ebay for a while but I really got tired of dealing with Ebay and I don't want to consign it for an auction. Does anyone have any idea what it could be worth? 

Comment by Molly on December 6, 2018 at 9:47pm

That would not surprise me at all.

Even the one below with the 5 has a certain eeriness to it.


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