Antique Chochin 1750s



Antique Chochin Japan foldable portable lantern 1750's lamp Japan.

Antique Japanese foldable portable lantern Chochin. Well preserved bronze structure still holding its original  paper lantern made from paper and thin bamboo coil coated with wax, nice small silver (?) chain attached. In its original state as found it has not been opened for a long time, the old wax has tried and fixed the lantern in it's closed position, buyer will decide on how to restore it. Despite time and usage is well preserved in it's original state. Item will be shipped as in photo in order to avoid damage it will not be expanded (lantern paper can be extended with warm moisture to soften wax, the process will require restoration skills).

Period: 1750 - 1800 Edo era

Dimensions: lantern Diam 12 cm, weight  0.220Kg + wrapping

Conditions: good,  wear from usage, bronze part well preserved, paper still in it's original form as found, please see photos

Materials: bronze, waxed paper, bamboo

weight: 0.50 (kg)
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