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Japanese Antique Dragonfly Lighting Lantern

$3,500

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From our recent Japanese acquisitions in original condition, and with bonus 66 inch chain The first we have seen Japan, an attractive and sturdy two part lighting lantern and planter cast in solid iron in an attractive "lotus and dragonfly" pattern. Both the main cylindrical body and top roof/lid section display finely cast flowers and dragonflies. The base of the cylinder features a wicker basket motif while the top of the cylinder displays wing like protrusions for fastening a chain to hang this beautiful work of art. Just look at its bursting night light ! Would make a special lantern and unique planter (photo), or an eye appealing nature's work of art. You may display it either directly on its base or suspend it from our complimentary 66 inch chain included. Versatile, this work of art may be displayed using the bonus 66 inch chain which will suspend it from its iron "wings" on top sides or placed on a surface as a unique lighting lantern or with favorite plants ( photo) . The original dark patina is indicative of its good age- and is just the way we like to find them. We will include a complimentary 66 inch long chain as shown that may be affixed to both top "wings" and sides of this garden piece. In Japanese Culture dragonfly (Tombo) is known as the "victory insect", or kachimushi, because of its hunting prowess and also because it is known to never retreat. Found from a Japanese/ American tea garden. Fine original used garden condition with original patina appropriate to its age Heavy quality capable of handling inclement weather conditions. Dimensions: 16.5 inches tall to top of the covers dragonfly and 8.5 inches wide at top, two sections An unusual opportunity to own an attractive scarcer style authentic old garden work of art from old Japan. Quality: Good heavy craftsmanship by Japanese specialized artisans Only one. Provenance: Old American Japanese collection. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Style
    Taisho (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289225126602

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    Ships From: Newport, RI
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