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

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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. Mysterious, elusive, and wise beyond understanding, the Owl has always carried meaning and symbolism in many cultures. A majestic animal, and a beautiful rendering in porcelain.

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  • 5

    Posted by Cathy M Gerber on Jan 31st 2024

    Birthday gift for a friend and she absolutely loved it!!! I have 2 of my own - horses and Santa/reindeer/sleigh - and they are both awesome

  • 5
    I bought this as a gift and my client absolutely...

    Posted by Kristine Graham on Dec 27th 2023

    I bought this as a gift and my client absolutely loved it as did I. Your products are beautiful and unique and reasonably priced. I will definitely buy gifts from you again.

  • 5
    Love it! Beautiful piece of artwork.

    Posted by Kathleen Robertson on Dec 26th 2023

    Love it! Beautiful piece of artwork.

  • 5
    Made in the...

    Posted by B KU on Nov 8th 2021

    This is a beautiful product that is made in the USA.