Art Nouveau Red Poppy Compact Mirror
This brightly colored Art Nouveau compact mirror features brilliant crimson red poppies set amidst a lush deep green backdrop, with sage green leaves. You'll find the wild poppy often used in classic Art Nouveau images - there's something romantic in this unique flower that loves the sun. Historically, the red poppy, or "remembrance poppy" has been used to commemorate soldiers who have lost their life in battle since World War I. You can often see red poppies worn around Armistice Day or in wreaths used at war memorials, especially in Britain, but the red poppy is also a staple of the Art Nouveau garden and is seen beautifully rendered in many vintage Nouveau illustrations - often worn in the hair of women, perhaps as a sign of beauty. Of course poppies play a big role in the classic film The Wizard of Oz as well!
Popular as a bridesmaid's gift, compacts are also a thoughtful gift for a graduation celebration.
- Classic circular compact measures 2 3/4" overall
- Push button closure
- Two internal mirrors - one is magnified!
- Includes a protective velour pouch for storage
- Durable image on top will not scratch off, peel, or flake
- Decorated one at a time in our Indianapolis, IN studio
We will send this to your recipient in a classic gift box with bow and include a personalized gift enclosure - just include the desired greeting in the comment area at checkout. Let us handle the gift wrapping and you get all the credit!
Please note that colors may appear slightly different on your screen from the actual item, as colors can vary from piece to piece.
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