Edo Period Japanese Lantern
Early boxed Japanese paper lantern probably of the Edo period bearing a Hanabishi flower mon in 3 circles with 2 characters on back. Box appears to be original and bearing the same family mon/crest. Stand does appear to have some old modifications which I imagine have to do with shrinkage of wood and paper over the years. Lantern is a little brittle but in surprisingly good shape for its age. It can be opened/closed (very gently) but does have a few tears as shown in the pictures. Lantern diameter 10", Box 12" x 12" x 5"