Claude Mirror

I received an email today, thanks Ian, about a Claude Mirror, and did some research, finding out that:-

Claude Lorrain was the pseudonym of the French painter Claude Gellée (1600-1682). He specialized in landscape drawings and paintings, and spent much of his life in Rome.
The Claude Lorrain Mirror is a slightly convex mirror made of black glass that produces a reduced, upright and virtual image of the scene being observed by reflection in it. Much of the colour is washed out, thus allowing the artist to concentrate on the forms and perspective.

Mirrors were used to give the viewer an Arcadian vista, a dream.

Same thing with Alice who experiences a mirror.

Michel de Nostredame was alleged to have had his visions looking into a pool of still mirror like water.

Perhaps there is more to a mirror then meets the eye.