Mirror History


In ancient times, obsidian, gold, silver, crystal, copp […]

In ancient times, obsidian, gold, silver, crystal, copper, bronze were polished and polished to make mirrors. In 3000 BC, bronze mirrors for makeup were available in Egypt. In the 1st century AD, large mirrors began to show people's entire bodies. Medieval portable mirrors that were popular with combs in ivory or precious metal cases.
From the end of the 12th century to the beginning of the 13th century, glass mirrors with silver or iron plates on the back appeared. During the Renaissance, Venice was the center of mirror making, and its mirrors were famous for their high quality. In the 16th century, the cylindrical method of manufacturing plate glass was invented, and the tin amalgam method of attaching tin foil to glass with mercury was invented, and the number of metal mirrors gradually decreased. In the second half of the 17th century, France invented the method of making flat glass by casting, and produced a large glass with high quality. Mirrors and their frames are increasingly becoming interior decoration. Large dressing mirrors were made in the late 18th century and used on furniture. Although the tin amalgam method is harmful to the human body, it has been applied to the 19th century. In 1835, German chemist J. von Leibig invented the chemical silver plating method, which made the application of glass mirrors more popular. Makeup mirror
  China had bronze mirrors in 2000 BC. But in ancient times, water was used as a reference, and the bronze ware called water was used as a reference. The Han Dynasty was renamed Jian as a mirror. Bronze mirrors gradually became popular during the Han and Wei dynasties, with full-length mirrors. Initially, the bronze mirror was thin, round and flanged, with a decorative pattern or an inscription on the back, and a semi-circular button in the center of the back. Ming Dynasty introduced glass mirrors. After the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty (1736 ~ 1795), glass mirrors gradually became popular. Japan and North Korea first introduced bronze mirrors from China. During the Meiji Restoration, the treatment of glass mirrors was widespread in Japan.