Japanese Lighting
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Japanese pair of brass with copper finish Shokudai, (candle prickets for altar use)
6-3/4” in diameter at the base, prickets 25-1/2” high.
Late Meiji Period, Circa 1900
Japanese Tomyodai, a temple light stand created of iron and copper in the upright form of the Tama (Buddhist flaming jewel)
28” High x 14” x 7”
Edo Period, Circa 1850
Japanese Tomyodai, a temple light stand created of hand wrought iron
31-3/4” High x 23” Wide x 14” Deep (base)
Edo Period, Circa 1800
Japanese Ariake Andon, a Day Break Lantern
16-1/2" High x 9" Square
Circa 1880
Japanese Cloisonne Vase fitted as an electric table lamp; bulbous vase form with tall narrow neck and flared mouth having a rich dark blue background with variegated blossoms of pink/white peonies
13” high x 7” in diameter
Early 20th century.
Japanese Rosoku-tate or Shokudai (candle stand)
17" High x 6-1/4" in Diameter
Edo Period, 17th Century

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For related articles see: Arts of Asia, Jan/Feb 1993 - The Japanese Art of Illumination


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