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Japanese Rare Pair Old "Butterfly" Flower Garden Lanterns

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Unusual find- A first pair in this hard to find motif Japan, this handsome quality pair of old architectural "Butterfly" motif tea garden lanterns are the first of their kind we have ever seen. In a convenient portable size and displaying their original attractive dark and green poly chrome, they may be suspended from the old Japanese silk cord loops or installed on any surface. Dimensions: approximately 5.5 inches tall to top of loop cord handle and 4 inches wide at wings Good garden candidates- these are ideal accent sizes for a small outdoor or indoor Zen or Tea garden. Provenance: Old American- Japanese garden. Many of our customers place oil candles or tea lights inside the main section making a romantic and enjoyable decorative accent for entertaining friends and family. It's a perfect choice for your indoor or outdoor garden space. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee. History of Japanese lanterns: In Japan a to¯ro¯ (lantern) is a traditional lantern made of stone, wood, or metal. Like many other elements of Japanese traditional architecture, it originated in China. In Japan, toro were originally used only in Buddhist temples, where they lined and illuminated paths and lighted lanterns were then considered an offering. In its complete, original form the lantern represents five elements of Buddhist cosmology: Bottom touching the ground, represents chi, the earth, the next section represents sui, or water, ka or fire, is represented by the section encasing the lantern's light or flame, while fu¯ (air) and ku¯ (void or spirit) are represented by the last two sections, top-most and pointing towards the sky. These last two sections express the idea that after death our physical bodies will go back to their original, elemental form.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 5.5 in. x Dm 4 in.H 13.97 cm x Dm 10.16 cm
  • Diameter
    4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289217398352
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