Newport #31 Japan Antique Blue Yukimi Lantern, 20″H
Newport #31 Japan Antique Blue “Yukimi” Lantern, 20”h
A fine striking cast iron lantern with beautifully engraved roof and base designs, crafted in four pieces for portability.
Signed on its roof by the Japanese maker.
The well proportion fashioned roof kasa, finial Hohju, light chamber Hibukuro, and well detailed base kiso.
Dimensions: 20 inches tall and 23 inches diameter Provenance: acquired from a 50 year old Japanese garden collection
Brief History of Yukimi Lantern:
Yukimi denotes “water reflection.” Yukimi-do-ro or legged lanterns have as a base not a post but from one to six curved legs, and a wide umbrella with a finial either low or absent. Relatively low, they are used exclusively in gardens. The traditional placement is near water, and a three-legged lantern will often have two legs in the water, and one on land but today they enjoy wide spread popularity placed in many different settings and in many different styles of gardens.