Here’s a glorious example of French turn-of-the century advertising. This tray features an ad from the 1890’s for Jean Giraud Fils for their “concentrated extracts for the handkerchief,” comprised of perfume from “floral absolutes.” Utilizing a filigree border, engraved shadowing and floral motifs, and a simple black and red color scheme, this understated and elegant design will complement any décor.
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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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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