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Japan Old Cast Bronze "Birds in Flight Lantern" Exquisite Details

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For your home, deck or favourite garden space - hang it or place on its tripod feet. Electrified and ready for immediate installation. Japan, a fine large antique heavy and hand cast bronze lantern with exquisite details of birds in flight, and cast from the early Showa period- one of the finest we have handled in over ten years. May be suspended from sturdy loop handle or placed on any surface as it includes heavy cast feet. Easy door entry enables your favourite candle sources. Comes fully electrified with new interior bulb fixture and Includes new transparent interior paper which enhances viewing pleasure. Handsome green patina. The striking and well proportioned old bronze is fashioned in solid bronze as roof kasa and light chamber or base Hibukuro or kiso all with patina from good age. Notice the lovely bronze bird in flight motif grills on sides and superior intricately cast top with handle details. Heavy hand cast. Dimensions: 13.5 inches tall and 11.5 inches diameter, substantial Provenance: Old Tokyo garden Hand cast. Hard to find this quality today for the discerning garden or sculpture collection Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our lifetime authenticity guarantee. About Japanese lanterns. Japan’s lantern tradition is a concept that was imported from India and has existed in Japanese temples and gardens since the 7th century. Japan’s lantern tradition was originally conceived as entrance lighting and guardians to temples and pagodas and when lit served as an offering to Buddha. Some of the earliest stone lanterns were carved with Buddhist images on the firebox and usually had compartments for an oil lamp or candle. Later on, they became more secular in nature, and their use evolved as functional and decorative elements in traditional Japanese tea gardens where they served as a spiritual source of light for evening tea ceremonies. Often carved from granite stone, today’s vintage survivors serve as fashionable aesthetic elements in modern day Japanese and Asian inspired gardens. Today, during festivals and ceremonies, rice paper is often cut to fit stone lantern windows to increase reflection of candles placed inside them. Soon these paper lenses disappear and for one special evening and event, the glow is surreal. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity.

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1930s
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 13.5 in. x Dm 11.5 in.H 34.29 cm x Dm 29.21 cm
  • Diameter
    11.5 in. (29.21 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289213630302
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