Born into poverty in 1890s England, Kathleen Rose grew into a stunning 6 foot-tall beauty. Famed British designer Lady Duff-Gordon rechristened her "Dolores" and made her the lead "mannequin" in her coterie of living dress models, thus making her the first celebrity fashion model. Dolores Rose parlayed this fame into the Ziegfield Follies, where she never actually danced- only modeled. "A lady who stands and walks like that doesn't have to dance," remarked one viewer. This regal Frank Geisler image is circa 1919, taken at the beginning of her reknown.
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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DetailsThis 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 treat our trays as you would any fine china or glass. Always wash by hand. For decorative purposes only.
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