COOL WATERS-NR147

Night Light comes complete with on-off toggle switch, 120V 7W incandescent bulb, and nicely gift boxed.

$30.00
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SKU:
NR147
Size:
5.5" H. x 3.5" W x 2.25" D
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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 image beautifully shows a mare and foal in their natural habitat and is perfect for horse lovers.

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  • 5
    Beautiful...

    Posted by Leigh Stern on Jan 29th 2024

    I love your lights. I bought my original one (wine window) at the Harvest Festival 2023 in Pamona, CA. I also at that time bought several for gifts, and I just did again. It is a special gift for anyone, and you have so many amazing designs. I love your craftsmanship and the one night light I have in my kitchen shines beautifully at night. I love the glow. Thank you.

  • 5
    Cool...

    Posted by David Deese on Nov 8th 2022

    I like the cool water’s night light. It is a great piece of art work.

  • 5
    Loved...

    Posted by Hillary Stephenson on Feb 28th 2022

    It’s absolutely gorgeous, I so so love it.

  • 5
    Cool Waters -NR147

    Posted by Jacqueline M Haber on May 2nd 2021

    Beautiful peaceful image to encounter in the dark in my house. I'm giving several as gifts this year. I also like the fairy holding a star night light . I've had it lighting my way in my bathroom for years.