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A porcelain panel moulded with a scene in relief, often after a famous painting, which was visible when held against a strong light. Usually white, they were made in panels and used in lampshades, hand screens, candle shields, and children's night lights. The technique was invented by Baron de Bourgoing in 1827 and first manufactured at Meissen in 1828. Lithophanes were also produced at the Berlin, Minton, Copeland, and Grainger's Worcester factories.

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