Golden Taste

European Card Dish

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Pre 1920: Item # 67394

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Golden Taste
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Beautiful European car dish made using the "aqua-fortis" technique which is a type of etching. In this technique, plates of copper, steel, zinc, etc. are covered with a varnish and then blackened with black-smoke. A hand tool is used to remove the varnish, exposing the raw metal. The varnish is then covered with wax. Nitric acid (aqua-fortis) is spilled onto the surface will corrode the parts devoid of varnish. Inscription reads F. BOUCHER , PASTORALE. Circa 1900.
Dimensions: height 4.52" (11.5 cm), diameter 5.11" (13 cm), diameter including handles 6.49" (16.5 cm).