Important Glasgow School Arts and Crafts Copper Enamel Ruskin Wall Mirror by Margaret Gilmour.
An extremely rare important large Glasgow School planished copper wall mirror by Margaret Gilmour c1900.
The ‘A’ line frame is decorated with two stylised Glasgow rose cartouches . There are 4 bright blue enamel roundels and a large central blue Ruskin cabochon.
The wall mirror encapsulates the essence of pure Glasgow design, simple and restrained with strong architectural linearity. The enamel and Ruskin arrangement highlights these principles beautifully.
The 4 enamel roundels and large Ruskin cabochon is a combination yet to be seen on Glasgow metalwork which makes this example a rare and important find. The quality and execution is sublime.
Considered as one of the “Glasgow Girls”, Margaret Gilmour attended the School of Art from 1877 until 1880. The Gilmour Studio was set up with her 2 sisters at 179 West George St. Glasgow.
Size: 91cm high x 47cm wide.
Date: c. 1900.
Condition: In completely untouched original excellent condition with iridescent patina to the copper, the mirror measures 91cm length x 47cm width, it is heavy in weight and retains its original glass mirror plate.