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lithophane student lamp shade, Niagara Falls, White House, Mt Vernon, Staten 12"

This is duplicate shade that I sold in 2020 to one I currently am offering.
I know of only three examples of this rare and difficult mold production (please let me know if other examples in collections)


Rare 19th century lithophane porcelain lamp 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).

12.25”, dia, 5.5” tall,   inside top rim-3.25” dia.
Condition – overall excellent/no chips, has 3“ internal kiln hairline on one scene/attributed to manufacture.     150h

- 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. This is a much more difficult production in the 19th century than four individual panes. I am not interested in selling this rare size shade for the price of four individual/separate panes.
- Attributed to PPM (Prensaich Porzellan Manufactur), Plaue, Thuringia, Germany by identical marked and numbered 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 date prior to the 1860 period. They are after famous paintings including
1) 1831 painting of Niagara Falls,
2) 1858 painting of the White House, 
3) 1849 view of Staaten Island and the Marble House,
4) 1853 view of Mt Vernon.

Shipping - contact for shipping cost via FedEx Home/Ground or USPS Priority.
                  - contact me for confirmation or additional options.
                  - Local pickup available.


Selection of items from local estates.
- I am located on the Alabama/Florida state line, near Pensacola in Northwest Florida.  I am 250 miles from/between Atlanta, GA and New Orleans, LA, 180 miles south of Birmingham, AL


lithophane student lamp shade, Niagara Falls, White House, Mt Vernon, Staten 12"

SKU: 150h
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