Present-day mirrors are more frequently produced by depositing aluminum by vacuum directly onto the glass. Breaking a mirror to this day is said to bring bad luck that lasts seven years.
This curse is believed to go back to Roman times when they thought that it took seven years for a soul to renew itself.
For instance, breaking a mirror causes seven years of bad luck because the soul which shatters with the broken mirror regenerates every seven years (old Roman legend). Mirrors are covered when some dies, because according to some superstitions, a mirror can trap the soul of the person who dies.
During the period of the Renaissance in Europe, mirrors were made by a method of coating glass with a tin and mercury amalgam.
Some examples of this kind of mirrors have been found in Turkey dating back at least 6000 years.
The Ancient Egyptians used polished copper to produce mirrors, and often the round face of the mirror would be embellished with ornamentation.
The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks were quite fond of mirrors and often manufactured mirrors from polished copper and bronze.
Glass mirrors were first produced during the third century A.
Our diverse range of stock is updated on a regular basis and is one of the most comprehensive in the UK, dating from as far back as the seventeenth century up to the present day.
In the sixteenth century, Venice became the centre of manufacture for such mirrors.
A factory for manufacturing mirrors called Saint-Gobain was established in France, but mirrors were still expensive luxuries and only the very rich owned it.
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People probably first started to look at their reflections in pools of water, streams and rivers which were the first mirrors.