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Early 20th century illustration of plume types by Adolphe Philippe Millot (1857–1921) a French painter, lithographer and entomologist. Millot illustrated many of the natural history sections of Petit Larousse, and was also the senior illustrator at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. Additionally, he was a member of the Salon des Artistes Francaise and the Société entomologique de France.

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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