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Antique Japanese Iron Lantern

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1234808
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A Japanese iron garden lantern often referred to as a toro. Often these lanterns are placed within a garden setting to guide guests towards a tea house or an entrance to a building. The iron lantern contains a short inscription with the date when the piece was made (first year of Taisho, 1912) and that the lantern was made by Yojiro. Age: Taisho Period Size: Height 19" Diameter: 18.5"