Anchor Matches

In the mid-1800’s, Sweden perfected the safety match. Before conglomerating into two giant concerns at the turn of the century, dozens of Swedish manufacturers  churned out hundreds of colorfully labeled matchbox brands. We present to you: the jaunty red-white-and-black Anchor. A great example of a little-known art form.

In the potichomania decoupage process, the glass acts as both a foundation and protective finish, saving the step of varnishing. The original intent as to recreate Greek and Etruscan vases by simulating rare and expensive Sevrés porcelain.

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    This tray measures approximately 4 x 6 inches. The relative thinness of the tray – just over 1/8” thick – belies the complexity of the potichomania process. Each of our trays is comprised of a glass tray, three layers of 28# paper, four coatings of varnish, and finished with two coats, each of paint and clear acrylic spray. We’ve added a high-quality felt pad on the bottom in order to protect your home surfaces.

    Care: Please treat our trays as you would any fine china or glass. Always wash by hand. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.

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