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Lithophane SHADE, PPM, American, White House, Mt Vernon, Niagara Falls, Bay, 12"

Rare 19th century lithophane porcelain lamp SHADE,
- rare large size one piece porcelain shade, 
- American vedute or views,
- impressed titles,
- unsigned,
- attributed to PPM (Prensaich Porzellan Manufactur),
- straight conical shape with
- four American scenes interspersed with scrolled florals,
- this is a full molded shade-not individual panels,
- bisque surface,
- smeared gloss glaze on divider bands, top and bottom edge band.
The four American scenes are continuing to the right
- 1) The Niagara-Fall (PPM scene-75),
- 2) President’s House (White House)(PPM scene-76), 
- 3) Staaten Island/Bay of New York (PPM scene-74),
- 4) Residence of Washington-(Mt Vernon) (PPM scene-77).

12”, dia, 3” dia-inside top opening, 5.5” tall.
Condition – excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs.     2240

- This is one of three known examples of this shade (please message if a known example in a collection).
- The manufacturing difficulty of this particular shade is extremely high due to the size of single piece construction using eight-part construction. Interior surface appears to be hand finished on a potters wheel.
- Attributed to PPM (Prensaich Porzellan Manufactur), Plaue, Thuringia, Germany by other identical marked and numbered individual scenic panels.
- Date would be prior to the 1890’s marking of country of origin/importation laws.
- I have further research on each of the scenes, which appear to date the shade into the 1870 period. They are after famous paintings and engravings of the period. Thomas Cole, A Kollner, etc.


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Lithophane SHADE, PPM, American, White House, Mt Vernon, Niagara Falls, Bay, 12"

SKU: 2240
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