Depicted is an exceedingly rare lithophane showing a bust of Lincoln facing right above draped flags and Columbia in mourning. The back is incised "PPM 837" at the lower right corner for Prensaich Porzellan Manufaktur of Germany. We know of only two examples - that which we offer from private New England collection, the other, with the original wax mold, in the Blair Museum of Toledo, Ohio. These intricate porcelain castings are intended to be illuminated from behind.
Measurement: 4.25" x 5.25"
Material: Hard-paste porcelain, molded in intaglio, hand painted... rare for lithophanes.
Condition: Excellent original condition.