Little Night Music Enlightened Night Light
A Little Night Music 'Enlightened' Lithophane Night Light - handcrafted in Irvine, CA Intricately detailed, these beautiful night lights are lithophanes. Invented in France in 1827, the lithophane is a porcelain engraving that 'comes alive' when lit from behind. To create a lithophane, the design is first carved in wax, on a light table to help the artist see the image as he/she works. A mold is made from the carving, then porcelain is cast into the mold. Dried, finished by hand, then fired in a kiln at 2300 F, each piece is then carefully examined. The 'Enlightened' series of these lithophanes have vibrant ceramic underglaze colors that are applied directly to a brilliantly translucent white porcelain to create these lovely nightlights. With their opaque decorative frame and the highly translucent image in the center, they are a framed work of art that comes alive when lit! They look equally beautiful both on and off, and are very attractively priced. Available only as flat panel night lights. The are truly magical works of art! A beautiful gift for self or others.