Meaning of lithophane in English:

lithophane

Pronunciation /ˈlɪθəfeɪn/

noun

mass noun
  • 1A kind of ornamentation of porcelain visible when held to the light, produced by pressing designs into it when soft.

    1. 1.1count noun An object with a lithophane decoration.

Origin

1940s from Greek lithos ‘stone’ + -phanēs ‘appearing’.