Dutch Travel glass tray

Dutch Travel glass tray

This glass tray features a striking early 20th c. purser tag, used to keep track of baggage on ocean voyages. This example was issued by the “Netherlands Steamship Company,” which was active in ferrying both cargo and passengers from Europe to Indonesia from 1870 to 1970. It would be an ideal gift for the international traveler, nautical enthusiast, or anyone who appreciates good design and typography.

In 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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  • Details

    This tray measures approximately 4 x 6 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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