Dance of Death Glass Tray

Dance of Death Glass Tray

$50.00 Regular Price
$25.00Sale Price
“The Dance of Death,” 1919, attributed to Josef Fenneker (1895-1956). Fenneker designed over three hundred movie posters. His recognizable style drew largely on German Expressionism combined with a flair of aesthetic decadence. Dance of Death, also called Danse Macabre, is an artistic genre of late-medieval allegory on the universality of death — no matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. The earliest recorded visual represented was reportedly a now-lost mural in the Saints Innocents Cemetery in Paris dating from 1424 to 1425.

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 4x6 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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