lithophane definition

  • noun:
    • a mode of European porcelain when the figures are seen by transmitted light
    • Porcelain impressed with figures which are made distinct by transmitted light, as in a lamp color or when hung in a window.
    • a mode of ornamentation adjusted for lamps, ornamental windows, also transparencies, generated by impressing sheets of porcelain-glass, when in a soft condition, with figures, which come to be noticeable by transmitted light.

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