Celtic Cross – Curved Porcelain Lithophane Night Light

$36.24

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Kiln fired Porcelain: Handmade in the USA, approx. 5 in. tall and 3 ½ in. wide
Unique: Different thicknesses in the porcelain cause the image to appear, it is not a photograph or print

Product Description

This is a “lithophane”; a thin translucent porcelain night light, made using a lost art from the 1800’s. When lit from behind, the light shining through the different thicknesses of the carving causes a highly detailed image to appear in front, almost magically. As you see, the illuminated image is so detailed, that it has a totally photographic quality to it! In addition, the relief of the carving gives the image a 3 dimensional quality when seen in person. To make them, we start by carving the image in a translucent wax, with the wax lit from behind. We then take a plaster mold of this engraving, and we then cast a fine porcelain clay into this mold. We then kiln fire the porcelain to 2300 degrees F. to achieve it’s translucency and durability. Lithophanes were invented in France in 1827, and were popular throughout Europe till the early 1900’s. They mysteriously faded from popularity with the advent of electricity, which is ironic as they look way better with electric light than candles. We first started making them 32 years ago by reproducing the antique ones. We eventually learned how to engrave our own originals, and this has been our specialty ever since. Our lithophanes truly make for a beautiful and practical piece of art that you will use daily for year after year! This intricate Celtic design has is beautiful both on and off, as the carving is so pronounced. A favorite of our Irish customers.

Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
Kiln fired Porcelain: Handmade in the USA, approx. 5 in. tall and 3 ½ in. wide
Unique: Different thicknesses in the porcelain cause the image to appear, it is not a photograph or print
Functional and Beautiful: Gives off a warm colored light, yet lights up a dark room perfectly
Great Gift: Such quality craftsmanship with incredible detail in the image that will impress anyone
Ships complete: Comes with 7W bulb and a brief history of the art in an attractive and sturdy box

Additional information

Part Number

NR239

Item Weight

4 ounces

Product Dimensions

2 x 3.8 x 5.8 inches

Item model number

NR239

Color

Cream

Style

Contemporary

Finish

antique

Material

Porcelain shade

Shape

square

Power Source

AC

Voltage

120 volts

Wattage

7 watts

Item Package Quantity

1

Type of Bulb

Incandescent

Luminous Flux

45 lm

Plug Profile

Plug in

Switch Style

Rocker switch

Certification

UL listed plug

Special Features

durable plug, Low power consumption, Soft, warm light, Safety at night

Usage

Indoor Use Only

Included Components

Bulb included

Batteries Included?

No

Batteries Required?

No

Brand

The Porcelain Garden

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