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Japan Antique Gilt "Openwork" Temple Lantern, Exquisite Details

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Best in class Japan, a fine large antique hand cast bronze oval openwork "vase" form lantern crafted in gilt finish depicting Paulownia flowers and vines, late Meiji period, 19th-20th century. Included is the original matching bronze candle insert base which allows wax or tea light display. In Japanese it is called “Gosan no Kiri -Five, Three, Paulownia)". The signed Japanese Kanji characters "???? / Kobe-Betsuin temple" means a temple in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Impressive dimensions: 19 inches tall with hanger loop and 14 inches diameter From the peak of late Meiji craftsmanship, 19th-20th century. The largest and finest we have seen of this form. May be suspended from sturdy loop handle or placed on any surface as its vertical side opening allows access to place candles or possibly for an electrical light on the matching internal receptacle. Handsome old patina. Notice the lovely bronze flower and vine motif all-over it surface making superior intricately cast details. Provenance: Old Northern Japanese collection 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.      

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 19 in. x Dm 14 in.H 48.26 cm x Dm 35.56 cm
  • Diameter
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289217753892
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