Saturday, September 11, 2010

Treasure or Old Junk?

I found this lantern in Goodwill.  It was a bit rusty but seemed to be well crafted and I loved the dragonfly detail. Once I got it on I started wondering how old it may be so I did a little research on the web. 

I found what appears to be a reproduction of the lantern but it's obvious it's a less detailed copy.

I found very little markings on it.  There's a "2" on the base and some lettering on the inside of the side that opens.  I can't read it well enough to know what it says.

I'd love to find out where it was made and what it may be worth.   Maybe nothing but you never know!

Have a great week!

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