Designed with a timeless, classic look, this beautiful accent lamp transforms a room instantly.
The panes are finely crafted lithophanes and will never fade or discolor. The intricately textured porcelain surfer is intriguing even when not lit. The two panels shown in the photo are repeated on the back two panels of the lamp.
The lamp frame is made of durable steel, powder coated in a black semi-gloss finish, and features 4 protective feet on the bottom.
A "lithophane"; a thin translucent porcelain night light, is made using a lost art from the 1800's. When lit from behind, the light shining through the different thicknesses of the carving creates a highly detailed image to appear in front.
The illuminated image is so detailed it has a photographic quality to it! In addition, the relief of the carving gives the image a 3-D quality when seen in person.
They are made by carving the image in a translucent wax, with the wax lit from behind. Next a plaster mold is made of the engraving. Fine porcelain clay is then cast into the mold. The porcelain is then kiln fired at 2300 degrees F. to achieve translucency and durability.
Lithophanes were invented in France in 1827, and were popular throughout Europe till the early 1900's.
- Comes complete with a 60w A19 incandescent bulb, with a 6 ft. cord and an inline switch.
- Both a beautiful and practical piece of art.
- Features delicate wispy stems are silhouetted against a glowing sunset
- Handmade from fine porcelain and powder coated steel in the USA.
- Size: 13" x 6" x 6".