lithophany

lithophany

the process of impressing porcelain objects, as lamp bases, with figures that become translucent when light is placed within or behind them. — lithophanic, adj.
See also: Light
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As with its other votives, the Halloween and Thanksgiving domed candleholders are made of porcelain and decorated with scenes that are created through the use of lithophany, allowing the images to come to life when a tealight is lit inside the dome.