Pair of Late C20th Pewter Covered Mirrors from a Loewe Store
A very unusual pair of late 20th century pewter covered mirrors in the style of pocket watches , made for one of Loewe's Madrid stores for the 150 year anniversary of the company in 1996.
Dimensions 136 cms High (53.0 inches) 110 cms Wide (42.9 inches) 12 cms Deep (4.7 inches)
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It was founded in 1846 in Madrid by a group of Spanish leather craftsmen, and the brand originated in 1876 when Enrique Loewe Roessberg, a German craftsman, joined the group.
King Alfonso XIII of Spain granted Enrique Loewe Hinton, a descendant of the original brand founder, the title of Supplier to the Royal Court. His wife, Queen Victoria Eugenie, frequently visited the store on Príncipe de Madrid street.
The current King of Spain's mother, Queen Sofía, has been seen several times with Loewe handbags.
Jonathan Anderson, a 2005 College of Fashion graduate, became Loewe’s creative director in 2013. He was born in Northern Ireland in 1984. Anderson’s first ready-to-wear collections for LOEWE were presented in 2014. He also deployed a new publicity campaign by Steven Meisel.
The company remains based in Spain. Manufacture, particularly of leather goods, takes place in Madrid, and Loewe stores are located worldwide.