Welcome to AC Silver's fine collection of vintage and antique hand mirrors. The impressive range of antique and vintage hand mirrors covers examples from many periods including the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
At AC Silver, we take pride in only adding the finest examples of their type to our collection. Andrew Campbell, with his years of expertise, personally handpicks every vintage and antique mirrors in our inventory.
All of the handheld mirrors at AC Silver come with free and insured worldwide shipping and a 14 day return policy ensuring that customer satisfaction is our utmost priority.
Whether you're seeking a statement piece to adorn your home or a thoughtful gift with historical significance, AC Silver is your destination for exceptional antique hand mirrors.
A mirror that can be help by the hand is simply called a hand mirror. They are small and portable and can be carried easily on the person via a bag or satchel. Depending on the design, style and other factors hand mirrors can be highly collectable.
Hand mirrors predate the compact, having depictions including them as far back as the 1500s. Hand mirrors are for personal grooming use, and are not typically seen as fashion statements in the same way that compacts tend to follow trends. Handheld mirrors have a history of being very ornate, with modern examples being more minimalistic, made of less valuable materials and used less than they have been historically.
Today, ornate silver hand mirrors are not only collectable items, but also valued as art pieces. As they are stored laid flat, with the mirror facing downwards, the backs of hand mirrors are often highly stylised, featuring ornate patterns, or enamel images in some instances.