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Beetles glass tray

Beetles glass tray

Displaying nine jewel-like specimens, this early 20th century entomology plate presents a selection of large and iridescent members of the beetle family. A borer, longhorn, blister, and stag beetle are all represented, along with the wonderfully (and aptly) named Golden Tortoise. Perfect for the coleopterologist in your life.

     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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