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California Clipper Glass Tray

California Clipper Glass Tray


This glass tray features a sailing card for the clipper ship California, depicting scenes from the California gold rush, circa 1850 by G.F. Nesbitt & Co. A clipper was a very fast sailing ship from mid-19th-century. Clippers sailed primarily on the trade routes between the United Kingdom and its colonies in the east, in trans-Atlantic trade, and the New York-to-San Francisco route round Cape Horn during the California Gold Rush. An excellent gift for history enthusiasts.

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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