from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A style of European porcelain in which the figures are seen by transmitted light
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, as in a lamp shade or when hung in a window.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A style of ornamentation adapted for lamps, decorative windows, and other transparencies, produced by impressing sheets of porcelain-glass, when in a soft state, with figures, which become visible by transmitted light.
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I had no problem describing my bedroom in Saratoga Springs, from its dark blue drapes to the old oak bed to the lithophane lamp on the bedside table.
Among the eye-catching designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York was the lithophane hanging lamps by the Spanish company Lladro, which has carried its porcelain expertise into interior lighting.
If you want to settle for something cheap and exquisite, stock up on the lithophane votive lights
It's cream and mint colored and has a lithophane of a Raphael angel in the bottom. "