Bernardaud “Hummingbirds” Votivelight in bisque porcelain
Votivelight in bisque porcelain with Hummingbirds engraved motif. Gift box included.
Dimensions: Height 7.5 cm – Diameter 11.3 cm
Burning time: up to 6 hours
A lithophane (French: lithophanie) is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. The Bernardaud Votivelight was made with this traditional engraving technique on a fine bisque (non-glazed) porcelain that was invented in Limoges in 1828. Bernardaud still use it to craft beautiful votives that come in a wide variety of decor. The glow of the candle shines through the raised and carved surface of the votive, contrasting light against shadow and thus revealing its richly detailed design.