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Japanese Rare Pair of "Male & Female Eagle" Flower Garden Lanterns
Unusual find, a first Japan, this handsome quality pair of old "Female and Male Eagle" motif tea garden lanterns are the first pair of their kind we have ever seen. Signed "Japan" on bottoms, they date to early 20th century. In a convenient portable size, they may be suspended from loops or installed on any surface. Dimensions: approximately 12 inches tall to top of loop handle and 7 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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- Date of ManufactureEarly 20th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 12 in. x Dm 7 in.H 30.48 cm x Dm 17.78 cm
- Diameter7 in. (17.78 cm)
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289217398102
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