Edwardian sterling silver table mirror, Birmingham 1901 having a central vacant cartouche, surrounded by a frame profusely decorated with pierced vines, mounted on a blue velvet backing with an easel support, height 41 cm
cartouche. An ornamental panel in the form of of a shield, oval or rectangular scroll with curling edges. It may be carved into the back of a chair or the top of a sideboard, or present on a piece of silver or jewellery, and contain the initials of the original owner, heraldic symbols, or some other inscription, such as the details of a presentation.
In ceramics the term defines the central area of a vase or similar with a decorative border in one of the shapes above, into which a decorative scene or figures have been painted.
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