Mirror History

- Sep 29, 2018-

The ancient use of obsidian, gold, silver, crystal, copper, bronze, by grinding and polishing made into a mirror. , Egypt already has a bronze mirror for makeup. In 1th century A.D., there was a large mirror that was able to shine through the human body. A portable small mirror in the Middle Ages, with combs in ivory or precious metal boxes.

End of 12th century to 13th century At the beginning of the Mirror, a glass mirror with silver or iron as the back is present. The Renaissance Venice was a mirror-making center, and the mirrors were renowned for their high quality. In 16th century, the cylinder method was invented to make plate glass, and the metal mirror was gradually reduced by the invention of mercury-foil-tin amalgam on glass. In the latter half of the 17th century, France invented the use of cast-legal flat glass to produce high-quality large glass mirrors. The mirror and its border are increasingly interior-trimmed. At the end of 18th century a large mirror was made and used for furniture. Although it is harmful to the human body, the amalgam method has been applied to the 19th century. In 1835, German chemist J.von Liebig invented the electroless silver plating method, making the application of glass mirror more popular. China had bronze mirrors in the 2000 BC. But in ancient times, the water-based shadow, called the water of the bronze as a mirror. The beginning of the Han Dynasty was renamed Mirror. Bronze mirrors in the Han and Wei dynasties became popular and had full-length mirrors. The original bronze mirror was thinner, with a round flange, a decorative or glyph on the back, and a semicircular knob in the center of the back to place the mirror, without a handle, to form the unique style of the Chinese mirror. Imported Glass mirror in Ming Dynasty. After the Qing Dynasty Qianlong (1736~1795), glass mirror gradually popularized. Japan and North Korea were originally imported bronze mirrors by China. In the Meiji Restoration of Japan, the Glass mirror was opened and treated widely.