Guaranteed Authentic Plus 14 day no questions asked return privileges. We have many, many more authentic antique Japanese Kasuga lanterns in our inventory. Just ask to see photographs and we will quote you very attractive prices! Japan, a fine Kasuga shirakawa granite stone lantern, beautiful original condition, six pieces. Dimensions: 70 high and 27.Carved from Shirakawa granite; Shirakawa granite is finest quality granite reserved for highest quality lanterns and works of art. The well proportioned carved stone lantern fashioned in six parts with a classic Lotus kasuga and finial Hohju, light chamber Hibukuro, crane leg pole and well detailed base stone kiso. Provenance: acquired directly from a Northern Kyoto 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.
About Us & Your Guaranteed Satisfaction. Schneible Fine Arts LLC has been dealing in authentic antique Japanese lanterns and garden antiques for twenty years. This service is available anywhere in North America or Europe! We are proud members of NAJGA - the internationally known North American Japanese Garden Association.We offer you a no risk three day no questions asked return privilege unlike many other exporters or importers. 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 imperfections. 3 Design & Installation satisfaction: We're here to make your total experience pleasant and successful. When you partner with us, we provide you with complimentary, professional and helpful installation tips which will enhance your success and experience. We have the largest inventory of quality Japanese lanterns and Asian antiques outside of Japan.We're here to serve you. We would love to help you design, plan, and install your garden and selected garden antiques! Schneible Fine Arts LLC is a proud member and partner of the North American Japanese Garden Association (NAJGA) specializing for t wenty years now in old and authentic Japanese stone garden antiques. Schneible 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. 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. You will be notified in advance when your garden antiques will be safely delivered. 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! Stone 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 (1522-92). Japans stone lantern tradition is a concept that was imported from India and has existed in Japanese temples and gardens since the 7th century.Japans 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, todays 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 Japans most Popular Style, is often mislabeled by westerners as snow viewing lantern- thought to accumulate a stack of snow during winter time in Americas northern areas.
Names for specific lantern styles often originate from near by 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 (cranes) 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.1 Hoh-ju , jewel like flower bud finial. 5 Sao, cranes leg shaft. 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 examples. The item "Japanese Fine Antique Kasuga Granite Lantern shirakawa granite stone, 19thc" is in sale since Monday, February 5, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "drachm" and is located in Shelburne, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.