Large Nineteenth Century decalcomania glass vase


A large Nineteenth Century decalcomania glass vase; decorated with chinoiserie figures, dragons, butterflies, birds and flowers on light blue ground.

Perfect as a decorative object or easily converted into a lamp base.

Decalcomania is a transfer printing technique developed during the Eighteenth Century. The interior of the vase would be covered in wet paint and a design on paper is then pressed against the wet surface. When the paper was removed an image was left behind- transfer printed. This design was then decorated by hand.

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