San Francisco Bay

$45.00Price
This tray features clipper ships in dock in San Francisco Bay, circa 1908. Their sails furled, masts and crosstrees appear as a skeletal forest, draped moss-like with rigging and dwarfing the dockworkers. These ships were likely the last of the clippers and their four-masted cousins, the windjammers; by the end of the 19th century, steam power had mostly replaced sail power.

     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.a

    Care: Please spray with a gentle glass cleanser and wipe clean. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.

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