This listing is for a hard-to-find German 4-panel lithophane candle lamp or teapot warmer dating to the mid-to-late 1800's.
The four lithophanes are made of thin white bisque porcelain and have castle and landscape scenes in each panel. When lit from behind, the panels come to life with fantastic details of each scene clearly visible. This lamp has a warming insert with wick intact and appears to be completely original. The frame is silver colored tin with a pierced design above and below each lithophane panel. The original pierced decorated top is still present.
Dimensions: Holder/frame measures 4" high and 4 3/4" square. Each lithophane measures 2 3/8" high and 3" wide. Weighs 15 ounces (as shown).
Condition: The holder is in very good Estate condition reflecting only expected signs of normal wear. One foot has minor dents, the top rim is slightly out of shape (although the cover fits correctly within the raised border), there are normal scratches and rubbing to the tin body and minor signs of smoke on the removable top. The lithophane panels are in excellent condition with no noted flaws. Original lithophane lamps don't come available often and this one is a choice example.
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