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Japanese Brilliant Design Butterfly Wing Lighting Lantern

$495

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Radiates Brilliant Night Light A beautifully designed and iconic "Butterfly Wings" garden lighting lantern- one of two (2) available- old vintage heavy hand cast, attractive eye catching lighting lantern . It boasts a handsome dark smooth patina- just the way we like to find them. From atop it's iconic designed head and wings, the prolific artistic pierced two sided wing panels burst brilliant night light in all directions! An early example, this Japanese garden lighting lantern has bold sculptural nature design - identical on both sides- and is impressive craftsmanship that makes this extraordinary garden art for your special indoor or outdoor garden space. This "Butterfly Wing" garden lantern will bring joy and warmly welcome your guests. In a convenient portable size and displaying exceptional decoration, it may be suspended from the loop seen at the top or installed on sturdy four footed base on any surface. Heavy hand caste craftsmanship will hold up well in challenging weather conditions. Warm original dark old natural patina from appropriate age. Dimensions: 8.5 inches tall to top of loop and 11 inches wide 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. 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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Width: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    South Burlington, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289226826032

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    Ships From: Newport, RI
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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