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.
INSTRUCTION FOR USE :
– The voltive candle should not be places on a surface sensitive to heat. Once lit, should never be left within the reach of children.
– Use a damp sponge and soap to remove any grey marks left by the flame on the porcelain.
– Take care to trim the wick regulary to a lenght of 0.5 mm. This will help preserve flame intensity.