Beautiful Birds Glass Tray
This incredible chromolithograph, “Resplendent Trogon and Ceylonese Sun Bird,” is a plate taken from Mary and Elizabeth Kirby's 'Beautiful Birds in Far-Off Lands' (1872). Mary Kirby (1817-1893) and Elizabeth Kirby (1823-1873) were two Victorian sisters who wrote popular children's natural history books.
In the potichomania process, the glass acts as both a foundation and protective finish, saving the step of varnishing. The original intent was to recreate Greek and Etruscan vases by simulating rare and expensive Sevrés porcelain.
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DetailsThis tray measures approximately 5x8 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 spray with a gentle glass cleanser and wipe clean. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.
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