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Fine Japanese Cast-Iron Lantern, Taisho
A delightful Japanese solid cast-iron lantern dating to the Taisho period (1912-1926). Lanterns such as this were traditionally hung under the eaves above the entrance to a Japanese home to provide illumination in the evenings. A chain and hook would pass through the loop on the top of the lantern to allow suspension from the rafters. This piece is in remarkably good condition with hinges and latch still in sound condition. Beautiful all over pitting giving a difficult to replicate rustic appearance. Given the heavy and sustained rainfall in Kyoto (where this piece was purchased) these types of lanterns are becoming more difficult to find in good condition. They are much sought after by garden designers and landscape architects to give an authentic accent to the many Japanese gardens abroad. Dimensions: 10.5" high x 11" (at widest point).


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