Kirby Parrots Glass Tray

$65.00Price
Another one of our new larger sizes — 6x10 inches. These incredible parrots — the Rainbow lorikeet, Trichoglossus moluccanus, and pale-headed rosella, Platycercus adscitus.— are by an unknown artist/engraver from Mary and Elizabeth Kirby's "Beautiful Birds in Far-Off Lands," 1872. Mary Kirby (1817-1893) and Elizabeth Kirby (1823-1873) were two Victorian sisters who wrote popular children's natural history books.

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 6x10 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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