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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This 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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