Offered by: ABC Pascal
85, rue des Rosiers Saint-Ouen 93400 , France Call Seller


1970 ‘Venice Mirror in the Antique with Decor of Characters Symbolizing Justice

$ 13,818
  • Description
    Venice mirror, antique decor with portraits of characters, and allegory to justice in cartouches, pine frames, Circa 1970, Good condition
    Signed:HIMBERGER 1974
    Measures: Width: 90 cm
    Height: 130 cm
    Character: The Allegory of Justice represents the Greek Goddess Themis, daughter of Ouranos (God of Heaven) and Gaia (Goddess of Earth). It symbolizes immanent justice and established order. From the Greek “divine law”, Themis remains to the right of her husband Zeus. Advisor to him, she wishes for the good relationship between the gods and has the gift of predicting the future.

    Beam: The beam represents the authority of the magistrate and the respect due to those who dispense justice.

    Libra: Libra represents the concepts of balance, harmony and order.

    Blindfold: The blindfold is a thin layer of linen covering Themis' eyes. It represents impartiality in bringing about justice which must be done objectively and regardless of the power or weakness of the accused.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Art Glass, Engraved.
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: 1974
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 514829
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.44 in; H. 51.19 in; D. 2.37 in;
    W. 90.02 cm; H. 130.02 cm; D. 6.02 cm;
Message from Seller:

While training as a chemist and working in scent creation at Rochas Parfums, Pascal Weitz developed his taste for beauty, colors, perfumes and textures. And then, more than 35 years ago he discovered his true passion in the profession of antique dealer, starting out in a booth at the Flea Market on rue l’Ecuyer. With a partner in curating in all materials, he invested in the Paul Bert and Serpette Markets in 1998 and Biron in 2013, became an active member of the Amicale des Puces.

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