Set Of Three Round Mirrors – The mirror includes a complex and fascinating history which spans centuries and nations all around the world. The allure of this mirror has always been clear- it allows the user to view and understand their own picture with every line and blemish in their face revealed, nothing concealed. Without the reflection in the mirror, no-one would take pride in their appearance. Due to this ability to reflect light and reveal look so precisely and incredibly, mirrors were widely thought to have magical abilities.
A well-known superstition about mirrors is that in the event that you smash one, you will have 7 years bad luck. This superstition is thought to have originated from ancient times, when mirrors were thought to be tools of their gods. Mirrors have been coveted since ancient times, since man first saw his reflection in a pond or lake. In exceptionally cultured regions of the world such as Rome and Egypt, they used more primitive forms to observe a reflection of the picture, by making mirrors from materials such as metal and bronze. This was long before the more advanced and practical glass-making of mirrors. Glass-making revolutionised how mirrors would work. Earlier this, the term “mirror” represented any material that was fashioned in a way that enabled the user to see their reflection. Mirrors now are extremely commonplace objects, and you’d be hard pushed to find a home without one. Mirrors were not always so common, however.
The history of this glassmaking of mirrors started in 1255 when artisans, the manufacturers of pearls, flasks and glass, settled in Murano, Italy, the birthplace of this now famous Venetian mirror. The attraction of Murano was that these artisans could protect the secrets of the transactions from curious eyes. Venetian glassmakers hurried to join them to be contained in the protection. All these glassmakers in Murano produced the world-renowned Venetian glass, from which later started the production of Venetian mirrors. In the 15th century, glass from Murano was known throughout Europe because of the high excellent glassware, beauty and elegance. Murano glassmakers knew the way to make crystalline glass and also discovered a completely distinctive solution to creating massive pieces of glass together with unblemished surfaces and highly mirrored surfaces, which set them apart from all other types of glass and glass manufacturers. The attractiveness of the glass produced in Venice was attributed to 3 major things. The first was that the makeup of the soda and salt at the Italian noodle it had been created from. The second was that the kind of fire used in the firing process and the third was that the salinity of the sea water used. The many attributes that made Venetian glass so beautiful ensured that from the early 1500’s, the Venetian glassmaking industry had expanded and nearly wiped out all competition from all around the world. The production of mirrors from Venice started with Venetian glassmaking.
Mirrors came back into fashion at the start of the 15th century, in a time in which mirror and glass making was quickly evolving in Venice. The Venetian glassmakers were already famed for their tasteful and beautiful manner of glass production, and so at the start of the 16th century, Venice became a centre of mirror manufacturing. Venetian mirror manufacturers used their world-renowned and gorgeous glass to generate authentic Venetian mirrors. These mirrors were considered the purest mirrors in the Earth, unrivalled by any other material of maker. Throughout the 16th century (and also a couple of centuries later), real Venetian mirrors were quite hard to come by. Small steel mirrors turned into a regular object since they were available everywhere and were inexpensive to purchase. Concerning quality of this mirror however, real Venetian glassmirrors were completely unrivalled from the unattractive, non extravagant and small steel mirrors. Venetian mirrors were coveted after. They were exported not only all over Europe, but also to the East. Two famous palaces, the Isfahan palace and the Lahore palace purchased Venetian mirrors which they proudly hung in their own decorative and extravagant palaces.
Originally posted 2017-10-07 05:37:04.