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Seldom available- a rare petite antique beauty.
Japan, a fine pathway stone lantern with original and beautiful lichen and patina from great age
They work especially well at night with an oil candle. See our photo. Upon request, we will include one complimentary bottle to get you started.
Install them as pathway, deck, or even pool lights, or as handsome entry or exit walkway lighting.
Fine original condition.
Dimensions: 30 inches tall and 8.5 inches diameter, two pieces
Period: Meiji period (1868-1890)
Quality: Very fine condition with good details and carved from a dark solid gray hued stoneOne of a pair currently available.
The well proportioned carved stone lantern fashioned in two parts with a Classic minka house style top portion and, square cut crane leg pole
Provenance: acquired from a Southern Japanese antique garden lantern collection
Many of our customers place oil candles inside the main section making a romantic and enjoyable decorative accent for entertaining friends and family. It's a perfect choice for your indoor or outdoor garden space.
Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
We are members of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for ten years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden ornaments.Our president has been certified by NAJGA Portland, Oregon Japanese Garden Association in Japanese Garden Design clinic: "With an Eye Towards Nature: A Japanese Garden Design Intensive.
About Us & Your Guaranteed Satisfaction:Schneible Fine Arts LLC has been dealing in authentic antique Japanese lanterns and garden antiques for twenty years. We source “directly” from the finest Kyoto, Nara, and Nagoya gardens which allows us to buy at best prices and resell at best prices. We offer reasonable shipping plus we offer twenty years of experience to assist you in successfully designing, planning, placing ,and installing your garden antiques. This service is available anywhere in North America or Europe!
We offer you a no risk three day no questions asked return privilege unlike many other exporters or importers.
We ship internationally:
We have customers in UK, Switzerland, Serbia, Dubai, Thailand, Australia to name a few. Please contact us for competitive shipping quotes.
We have the largest inventory of quality Japanese lanterns and Japanese & Asian antiques outside of Japan.
We're here to serve you. Please feel free to contact us or visit our website for hundreds more Japanese personally travels to Japan each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. After accumulating a group, they are imported to Vermont and Maine in large containers. This method keeps shipping costs low and enables us to offer them to you at excellent prices. We carefully pack and ship to clients not only in the United States but Internationally as well. And at the lowest shipping costs. We do not offer repaired quality or "mixed stone" stone sculpture or lanterns for example that some European exporters & American importers do for lack of expertise.
Our Triple Guarantee:1. Your 100% satisfaction is unconditionally guaranteed and all our garden antiques come with our lifetime guarantee of authenticity. We offer you a no risk three day no questions asked return privilege after receipt of art unlike many other exporters or importers.2. Quality satisfaction: unlike some exporters and importers who sell "repaired" or "mixed stone" stone sculpture or lanterns from lack of expertise and which diminishes value, we always disclose repairs and imperfections3. Design & Installation satisfaction: We're here to make your total experience pleasant and successful. We're only a phone call away & are able to travel to assist you should the need arise.When you partner with us, we provide you with complimentary, professional and helpful installation tips which will enhance your success and experience and for low cost shipping & a worry free experience. You do not have to worry about finding expensive customs brokers or needlessly stress about when or if you will get safe delivery of your garden antiques. From extensive experience, we carefully pack and ship our individual stone works "double boxed" and our lanterns on sturdy wooden pallets and then use the best rated truck carriers. You will be notified in advance when your garden antiques will be safely delivered. We pay extra for "liftgate" delivery service which means when the truck arrives at your location they can immediately lower the pallets off the truck via the truck's lift gate and place the pallets without need of any additional help. We can always provide you with complimentary installation tips and advice to ensure your success.
We feel extremely fortunate to offer you these wonderful antique treasures- carefully sourced and handled from fabled old Japanese gardens- unique sculptural art which we feel you, your friends, and your family will enjoy forever.And we want you as a lifetime customer - we will follow up with you to ensure your experience is a safe and pleasant one!
Kind regards from Vermont,DouglasDouglas Schneible, presidentSchneible Fine Arts LLCcopyright ©Schneible Fine Arts LLC 2018 no printed content above may be reproduced without our written permission.About Japanese Stone lanternsStone lanterns, Ishidoro were introduced to Japan via Korea and China in the sixth century AD. They were used initially in temples and later shrines as votive lights. About the 16th century stone lanterns were adopted for secular purposes and designed and placed in the gardens of tea houses and private residences made famous by tea master Sen Rikkyu 千利休 (1522-92).
Many of our customers place oil candles inside the main section making a romantic and enjoyable decorative accent for entertaining friends and family. It's a perfect choice for your indoor or outdoor garden space. Japan’s stone lantern tradition is a concept that was imported from India and has existed in Japanese temples and gardens since the 7th century.Japan’s lantern tradition was originally conceived as entrance lighting and guardians to temples and pagodas and when lit served as an offering to Buddha. Some of the earliest stone lanterns were carved with Buddhist images on the firebox and usually had compartments for an oil lamp or candle. Later on, they became more secular in nature, and their use evolved as functional and decorative elements in traditional Japanese tea gardens where they served as a spiritual source of light for evening tea ceremonies. Often carved from granite stone, today’s vintage survivors serve as fashionable aesthetic elements in modern day Japanese and Asian inspired gardens. Today, during festivals and ceremonies, rice paper is often cut to fit stone lantern windows to increase reflection of candles placed inside them. Soon these paper lenses disappear and for one special evening and event, the glow is surreal.
There are four main categories of antique Japanese stone lanterns. Tachi-gata are pedestal lanterns such as the famous Kasuga lanterns, ikekome-gata are the so-called buried lanterns, oki-gata are small often portable lanterns, and yukimi-gata are renown as “water reflection” lanterns. This latter Yukimi style version perhaps Japan’s most Popular Style, is often mislabeled by westerners as “snow viewing” lantern- thought to accumulate a stack of snow during winter time in America’s northern areas.
Names for specific lantern styles often originate from nearby landmarks or natural functions. The Kasuga lantern is fashioned after the ancient lanterns found in Shino shrines of Nara, Japan and some date back to 700 AD. Kasugas typically have a cylindrical column in the form of a bird (crane’s) leg according to some authorities, surmounted by a small ring. Above this is the firebox, generally hexagonal in shape, which is topped with a lotus flower rooftop. Kasuga lanterns are frequently seen at entrances to Japanese tea gardens and as a focal point to modern day gardens. Water reflection or snow viewing lanterns Yukimi-doro are squat and broad roofed and date back to the early Edo period (16th century) and are probably so named because of the attractive capture of snowfall on their broad roof. They comprise a roof, firebox, and base components of various styles. Oki-gata, small portable lanterns are among the rarest of all because few were created and fewer still survived the ravages of time.
Sukiya Living Magazine, a very good publication for authentic Japanese Sukiya living style, explains the names and positioning of the usually six different sections of a large stone pedestal-style lantern, all carved carefully for balance and transportation ease. These include:
1 Hoh-ju , jewel like flower bud finial. 2 Kasa, roof. 3 Hibukuro, light box. 4 Nakadai, platform. 5 Sao, cranes leg shaft. 6 Kiso, base stone. Our collection of Japanese stone lanterns represent a decade of research and study, numerous journeys, and an endeavor that includes significant networking aided by good fortune.
Our goal was simple: To acquire only the best examples from private Japanese collections and gardens and supply discerning gardeners and gardens with the finest, authentic pieces.