Levitation

$45.00Price

Performed for centuries before the first touring magic shows, the illusion of human levitation holds a powerful fascination. It was likely used by mystics and rulers to appear god-like to their followers. From the first touring magic shows, levitation was an integral, if not the ultimate, illusion in a repertoire- so much so that posters were mass produced of the illusion, with space for the performer's name to be added. This specimen is a Victorian lithograph by Hamburg's renowned Adolph Friedlander Company.

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 5x8 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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