This Japanese vintage copper temple toro hanging candle lamp was made about 50 years ago in the 1960s. It is called a toro. It was made for a home Buddhist temple setting called a Butsudan. It is meant to be ued as a hanging lantern. Candles would be placed on the bottom round shelf. It would be a wonderful piece either inside or outside or both. I thought about keeping it for our outdoor sitting at night. It is a pretty piece with the rings, and the mixed metal piece of what appear to be lotus flowers.
It is in very good condition, no cracks or chips maybe some surface wear or scratches although I do not see any. it could be polished, or it could be left as is with the patina on it. it is mixed metal with copper in it as I understand it. It is shipped disassembled, please let us know if you wish us to assemble it and polish before we ship. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We are careful to check incoming items for any unusual smells. Again please let us know if you have any questions. This is a purchase from a well- known and honest, quality antique dealer.
Size: Length 11 inches or 27.94 cm, Width of casing at bottom and top is 3 inches or 7.62 cm,
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