Shining Stone

History of Lithophanes

Buchcover E-Book »Shining Stone«

KH. W. Steckelings takes us on a far-reaching journey through the world of litho­phanes.

Editor: Hetjens-Museum, Deutsches Keramikmuseum Düsseldorf
564 pages, 760 mostly coloured pictures
PDF E-Book in english language
ISBN 978-3-95498-108-3
48 €

Magic of Light and Shade

Lithophanes reveal their enchanting beauty when backlit by a flickering flame. These relief images in translucent porcelain enjoyed great popularity in the mid-19th century, when they were hung in windows as decorations or incorporated into light screens, lamp­shades, and tea warmers. Their motifs, which include genre scenes, idyllic land­scapes, tranquil urban scenes, and copies of paintings, offer fascinating insights into the daily life of the emerging bourgeoisie. KH. W. Steckelings investigations cover not only porcelain objects, but also special materials and techniques.

Lightning picture worlds

As a valuable reference work for collectors and enthusiasts, Shining Stone explores the history of litho­phanes in the context of the development of porcelain manu­factories from the 18th to the 20th century, focusing on France and Germany, where the majority of litho­phanes were produced. The descriptions of individual objects also include useful information on sources and markings. Incorporating a wealth of photo­graphs and documentation, the author debunks long-held misconceptions, draws important comparisons, and provides new insights into developmental steps and inter­connections.

German Edition

Editor: Hetjens-Museum, Deutsches Keramikmuseum Düsseldorf
564 pages, 760 mostly coloured pictures
Hardcover
German Edition
ISBN 978-3-95498-051-2
78 €

German Edition incl. CD

Editor: Hetjens-Museum, Deutsches Keramikmuseum Düsseldorf
564 pages, 760 mostly coloured pictures
Hardcover
German Edition with english CD
ISBN 978-3-95498-107-6
98 €

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