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Stone (Granite) Lantern Ishi-doro Edo Period 18 c.

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Daikyocho 27
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0015

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Square tachigata-style lantern sculpted in six parts from a high-quality granite. Mid-Edo Period ca. 1750. Excellent condition, with only very minor old loss. Heavy lichen accumulation especially on the two upper parts, i.e., the kasa (roof) and ornamental hoju (sacred jewel) configuration.

Height: 144 cm
Total packaged weight: approx. 290 kg.

A notably handsome square lantern with rounded column featuring a distinctively styled upper ornament comprising a sacred jewel partially protruding from an upthrusting lotus-form dais, the original six-part ensemble fully intact and in admirable condition despite significant age.