Magician's Assistants

$45.00Price

Female magician's assistants, circa 1930. Besides levitating, vanishing, and being bisected by saws, a lovely, scantily-clad assistant added a bit of glamour and sex appeal to the show. Twenty years before the bikini, these costumes were designed to titillate- and they worked like magic.

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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