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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Lithophane fairy lamps (candle lamps) are truly works of art. The skill of the artist who sculptured the original mold (wax) was amazing.

    These are only four examples of countless different designs available. The dates on these vary but generally speaking the are from the Victorian-era (c.1888) with the exception of the "food warmer"/candle lamp on the right. It may be a bit earlier.

    The maker of these candle lamps is unknown. While many lithophanes are marked, these four examples are not. Many countries made lithophanes, but it seems that many/most are German in orgin. The British importers, J. Stembridge & Co, referred to them as "Bijou Transparancies."

    Jim
    www.fairylampclub.com

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