Mariposa Grove Glass Tray

Our "Mariposa Grove glass tray is also one of our new 6x10 inch tray and features the awe-inspiring illustration "Sequoia Wellingtonia, Mariposa Grove," from Pinetum Britannicum, 1884. A later volume of the text also included a lithograph of "Sequoia Wellingtonia" by W. H. Schenck. The image featured a tree in the Mariposa Big Tree Grove with a group of figures around a campfire. Wellingtonia remained its popular name until the American John T. Buchholz described it as "Sequoiadendron" in 1939.

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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