Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vintage Hand-Hammered Copper Mirror

Sales~ both Estate and Garage have been few and far between since mid-December.

I don't know about in your area, but in the cold-weather states sales kind of shut down until around March.

But I did find this hand-hammered copper mirror before the season was over.





It isn't what I usually buy, but the price was very reasonable. It will be something I will sell when I go back to the shows in March.





Every part is hand crafted and decorated. I think its maker was quite talented.

I don't buy copper often, but this mirror's surface is very lovely.





On Thursday, see many other vintage and thrifty treasures by clicking the links on the top of my sidebar.

32 comments:

  1. Wow that mirror is awesome! I don't usually find copper calling to me but this is quite pretty and so interesting.

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  2. What a unique piece - I love it!

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  3. What a very unusual and unique mirror. You are right, whoever made it was quite talented.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  4. A wonderful find. Some pieces just talk to you and this one would have talked to me as well.

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  5. It would look really good really tarnished...but then that might be too much work!
    It'll sell fine just the way it is!
    C

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  6. Hello Joan... oooh, your mirror is beautiful! I love the little acorns on it... xoxo Julie Marie

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  7. What a very unique piece. I feel the same way as you (we are both from Illinois). There was a garage sale I missed last week which was an entire home. Oh, I was so angry I forgot about it!! Hopefully more will start soon!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  8. Things shut down here too! What an unusual shape! I love the design. Your picture with reflection of the cupboard is lovely!

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  9. What an unusual design and mirror. I've never seen another like it..it's quite pretty. Happy VTT, have a lovely weekend.

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  10. I would have bought that mirror in a heart-beat. It's lovely and unique.

    Good find.

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  11. That is a very nice mirror. At least you kept it and enjoyed it awhile, even if you decide to sell later.

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  12. That's an amazing piece, it will sell quickly, for sure!

    Anne

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  13. OK - - - I think I'm in love with hand hammered vintage copper mirrors, at least THIS one!

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  14. Shut down around here also. Estate sales still going on, but have not been to one in a while.

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  15. What a glorious find. I love hand hammered copper items and this mirror is a winner. I especially like that you have pretty shells under it. Sea Witch

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  16. Hi Joan...

    What a great treasure find! I think it's gorgeous! I love the beautiful design...the oak leaves and acorns...and to think this was handcrafted...WOW!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful mirror with us...what a treat!

    Warmest winter wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  17. What a gorgeous treasure. Are you sure you're going to sell it? It sure is lovely.

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  18. There are alot of estate sales in the area, but it's just too cold to be standing out there waiting to be let in!
    Your mirror is really lovely! Between the patina and those acorns, it's one sweet piece!
    Can't wait 'til your Valentine Card Party, Joan!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  19. This is so different! Not sure I like it, but it is really really different! :)

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  20. Unusual piece. Copper is such a warm metal.

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  21. I really like the acorn detail. It is so pretty!

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  22. Like you, that wouldn't normally be my thing, but the shape and the oak tree details are just wonderful!

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  23. It is gorgeous and the detail... OMG! Love it! Have a blessed day!

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  24. I love copper and I have never seen any hammered copper except some small pictures that look like they were made from a kit.

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  25. What a very interesting piece. Did it have a signature, date, etc. anywhere? I hope you were able to enjoy your much needed break from your crazy spring, summer, fall schedule.

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  26. I love the acorns! I am looking forward to sale season starting here in late April to early May :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  27. This is gorgeous! My mom collects copper. She would go nuts if she saw this! So pretty! Great find!
    Great work!
    Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggertiaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  28. It is really interesting isn't it? Obviously the artist was really talented. I wonder how it was originally used?

    Sue

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  29. It's amazing to see the detail that went into that piece. Some real talent.
    Jane

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  30. What a beautiful mirror. sorry I am so late, I want to throw my computer in the street.....Happy VTT!

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  31. I love the oak leaf and acorn design!

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