In 1844, Professor Gustaf Erik Pasch received a patent for invention of the safety match. Pasch replaced poisonous yellow phosphorus with non-poisonous red phosphorus, separated the chemical ingredients for the match tip and put the phosphorous on a striking surface on the outside of the box. Matches could be lit only on this striking surface. The safety match was born. This was a significant invention, which made Sweden world famous. The dominance of Swedish matchbox labels defined the criteria for the design of matchbox labels and subsequently, most if not all matchbox labels in the world were modeled on those criteria.
This mini-tray reproduces a1902 lithographic label for Ciclista safety matches. This antique Swedish print beautifully illustrates the birth of cycling. This tray will appeal to both bicycle enthusiasts and fans of bold graphic design.
The decorative art of decoupage is a revival of an art form that flourished in 18th century Europe. This style of “classic” decoupage consisted primarily of hand-colored prints of the day cut out and pasted onto furniture or other furnishings and buried under many coats of finish.
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DetailsOur mini-trays are made from handsome white porcelain and utilize the traditional decoupage process. The imagery is hand-cut, pasted onto a surface, and buried under many coats of finish (we use Envirotex Lite polymer resin). To finish, the bottom is painted, stamped, and sealed with a clear matte protective coating.
Dimensions: 6.75 inches wide by 5.25 inches deep with a raised rim of approximately ¼ inch.
Care: Please treat our plates as you would any fine china or glass. Always wash by hand. For decorative purposes only.
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We take pride in our products. If for any reason an item does not meet your expectations, you may return your purchase in undamaged condition within ten days to receive a refund of the retail price.