A Qing Dynasty 19th Century Zitan Lantern A Qing Dynasty 19th Century Zitan Lantern

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The finely carved rectangular Zitan lantern has an open frame lined with yellow silk, with one side hinged as a...

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The finely carved rectangular Zitan lantern has an open frame lined with yellow silk, with one side hinged as a door, and surmounted by a pierced gallery and openwork lappet border on the shoulder. Raised on a flared base carved in openwork with a lappet border and supported on a pierced octagonal foot.

Height 33.5cm

Lanterns of this type were carved using the finest wood. They were created both for beauty and function. They were suspended high from ceilings with pagoda form covers and embellished with tassels, to resemble architectural structures, while illuminating the paths they decorated. For a similar example, please refer to the pair of Zitan lanterns in Sotheby, Hong Kong 8 October 2014, lot 3663

The finely carved rectangular Zitan lantern has an open frame lined with yellow silk, with one side hinged as a door, and surmounted by a pierced gallery and openwork lappet border on the shoulder. Raised on a flared base carved in openwork with a lappet border and supported on a pierced octagonal foot.

Height 33.5cm

Lanterns of this type were carved using the finest wood. They were created both for beauty and function. They were suspended high from ceilings with pagoda form covers and embellished with tassels, to resemble architectural structures, while illuminating the paths they decorated. For a similar example, please refer to the pair of Zitan lanterns in Sotheby, Hong Kong 8 October 2014, lot 3663

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