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Japanese Portable Ariake Andon

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1910   item# 1013018 (stock# 1404-9M392)

Japanese Portable Ariake Andon
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Tokugawa Antiques

$ 475.00 

This portable ariake andon lantern with its little drawer is also referred to as a bedside lamp or daybreak lamp. Itís wood cover has cut-outs on each side and diffuses the amount of light emitted from the burning candle and/or oil reservoir. There is a top front aperture, a front sliding access window and the shoji paper frame lifts off the tray. Urushi brown lacquer has been applied to the wood cover and wood tray. A bamboo handle completes the charm of this lantern. There are a couple slits or holes in the old shoji paper. It dates from the Meiji period.
OverallHeight 15 3/4"
Base: 7 1/2" Square
Cover: 9 3/4" Square at Bottom & 8 1/8" Square at Top, Height of Cover: 10"
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