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Japanese Antique Wooden Urushi Andon Lantern

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1910: Item # 981380

Please refer to our stock # J113 when inquiring.
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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo, Japan

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This is a beautiful andon( lantern ) which is made of wood and coated with brown urushi ( japanese lacquer ). The light source was oil or a candle in old days, but a light bulb is replaced for this one. You can see the prominent craftsmanship of wood, especially in the round cover. In excellent condition. Mid to late 19th century. Height: 62.5cm Diameter of the cover: 26cm Diameter of the bottom: 18cm