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Rare Antique Czech reverse tinsel painted glass miniature Japanese birds in tree

Rare Antique Czech reverse tinsel painted glass miniature Japanese birds in tree

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Antique 1880's Czech reverse painted verre églomisé style glass miniature with birds in a tree, Japonese style. Tinsel paintings are reverse hand paintings on glass with crumpled or smooth metallic foil applied behind translucent and transparent areas. The entire back is then black japanned to protect it. When viewed in candlelight or gaslight, the effect is one of shimmering highlights.
The origins of tinsel painting are related to forms developed in Renaissance Italy, eighteenth-century China and France, and nineteenth-century Austria, England, and Germany. Floral imagery predominates, as botanical copy prints and stencils were often employed. 
This is in absolutely beautiful condition, never having the left the card it has been sewn on to. The colors are true and bright, the detail incredible and the foil looks to be in remarkable condition. Made in the Czech Republic or Austria, this is a commercial piece made by a professional for export, possibly to Japan or China for use in lamps, furniture or wall hangings.

Origin: Northern Bohemia circa 1880's

Size: 12.2cm; 4.8 inches approx. 
 


 

SIZE60+ mm
COLORMulticolor
SHAPERound
ERA1880-1920
MATERIALGlass
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