Votivelights
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Votivelights

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It was in Limoges, France, in 1828 that Paul de Bourgoing invented the Lithophane (VotivelightTM), a traditional engraving technique on a fine bisque (non-glazed) porcelain. The glow of the candle shines through the raised and carved surface of the votive contrasting light against shadow, revealing its richly detailed design. Its surprising translucency is characteristic of Limoges porcelain and Bernardaud has created a vast lithophane collection of varying themes.

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