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Japanese Vintage Craft Pair of Urushi Ashi-moto Andon Lantern

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1980: Item # 1382378

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Haruko Watanabe
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3-6-15-1605 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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A pair of "Ashimoto andon (foot lantern)" made of wood, bamboo and washi (Japanese handmade paper). The wood frame is painted with "Tame-nuri" which is one of techniques of urushi. Clear urushi is painted on red urushi. The paper is replaced from shoji-gami (white paper for a screen) to recycled washi which was a record book of a merchant in late Edo period. Washi is made from paper mulberry bark and very strong. With carton boxes. 20th century. In excellent condition. 18cm x 18cm x 37cm (with a handle).