FAIRY MOON-NRC129

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

$35.50
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SKU:
NRC129
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! On this piece we take it one step further by applying a ceramic glaze to the back of the porcelain, and then kiln firing it to fuse the color to the porcelain. When lit, the color gentley diffuses through the porcelain, further enhancing its beauty. This beautiful Fairy is from an original image by David Delamare. We make a number of lithophanes with his Fairies and Mermaids. The subtle beauty of his work, the shading, the composition, everything about his art makes them so perfect for our pieces.

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  • 5
    Absorbing Wisdom of the...

    Posted by Carly Sams on Aug 14th 2023

    My friend picked out two she was interested in and I bought her one of the two, hoping I made the right choice of the fairy staring at the moon. Just this morning she said, “I love my nightlight. It makes me thinking of myself just absorbing all the wisdom of the universe.” Beautiful and dreamy.

  • 5
    Lights up your...

    Posted by Jane on Apr 4th 2023

    I have bought several of the nightlights made by The Porcelain Garden. Everyone who received one as a gift absolutely loves the light. By far the favorite is the Fairy Moon!