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A Mingei (Japanese Folk Art) Metal Portable Lamp –Edo

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A Mingei (Japanese Folk Art) Metal Portable Lamp –Edo
A rather rare example of a Japanese portable lamp with a spur inside to hold a candle and an hooded ovoid opening in the front to insert the candle and protect it from the wind. On the back there is a metal strap that could be used to hang the lamp on a wall. We date the piece to the late Edo to early Meiji period, circa 1840-1870. Excellent patina with rust and wear – but still in usable condition. The lamp measures 9 ½” tall and is 3 ½” in diameter.

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