Shown are two beautifully detailed bronze lanterns typically used for indoor atriums and ryokans. The motif encompassing the lamp housing represents the roof of a Japanese Cottage, showing sensitive detailing of the traditional thatched roof. Condition: Excellent. The lanterns will require a Low Voltage Transformer (ML88T) to connect to an electrical source which can be purchased at most hardware stores. Dimensions: 16-0” h.
From the time of the introduction of bronze for swords and weapons, great civilizations incorporated bronze in folk art and sculpture. The ancient Japanese, from at least 1200BC, knew lost-wax casting, section mould casting, and sand casting. The finishing techniques incorporated corrosive materials to form a natural patina, like what is shown in this walkway or indoor garden lantern.
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection