These two lovely lithophane boxes appear to be unique, and perhaps hand-made. We can find nothing like them on the internet despite a diligent search.
According to wikipedia, lithophane is “is an etched or molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene in intaglio that appears “en grisaille” (in gray) tones.”
Price: Buy-it-now price is $69.95 for the set plus $9.95 shipping & handling if not picked up in person. Opening bid if on eBay is $53.75.
# Available: one set of two lithophane boxes by the same artist
Size: 6 3/8 inches wide x 5 3/4 inches high x 1 3/4 inches deep each
Weight: less than two pounds for the pair
Approximate Age: unknown
Defects, Nicks and/or Blemishes: none seen or noted.
Any white or dark shading that shows in the photos is from the camera flash and is not seen as a blemish in the item itself.
Item Location: Heritage Collectibles at 5 Park, Lewiston ME 04240.
Main Location: Heritage Collectibles at 5 Park, Lewiston ME 04240.
Hours: Vary, but usually 12:00n to 5:00p, Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays or by appointment. We will occasionally be closed on weekends if we’re exhibiting at an antiques show. Events coming up soon include the Bath (ME) Antiques Show at the Middle School on February 8, and the (Lewiston) Maine Home Show at the Colisee on March 21-22.
Contact us at:
… John: 207 713 0674 or JSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or LSnyder@regroupbiz.com
… Jessamyn: 818 738 4713 0r JHopkins@regroupbiz.com
… Generic Email: HeritageCollectiblesMaine@gmail.com
… Undercover Antique Mall, Route 26, Oxford ME
… Drinker of the Wind Studio, Route 4, Turner ME
… Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market, US Route 1, Scarborough ME
Message re Our Products:
All of the items we offer are vintage, antique or simply pre-owned. Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and described in the photos and/or in person.
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.
Also, please be aware that vintage and antique items are unlikely to be in factory condition, so if you aren’t used to buying antique or vintage items – and are in fact looking for a pristine, unused item – a new reproduction may be better suited for you. We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value.
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!