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Posted 1 year ago

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I was on a daily walk this week and picked up this pair of stunning metal Lotus Flower bases at a yard sale. They stand 24" tall and the base is 7" in diameter and weigh almost 6 pounds each. The top flower on each had remnants of melted candle was so at first I assumed they were candle holders. But once the wax was removed I realized that the center piece is hollow all the way through and with female thread at the top. Which leads me to assume that perhaps these were instead lamp bases. The lotus pad base is slightly crimped all the way around allowing room for a cord to emerge from the bottom. I have looked everywhere and have been unable to find a mark of any kind. I don't know if they are Asian made for an American market or if they are American made lamp bases. Any information would be extremely helpful. I am considering having them restored to lamps but would like to find info on how they may have looked as lighting (shades etc.,) and when they were made. I found something slightly similar on line, but nothing helpful. Thank you in advance.

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  1. inky inky, 1 year ago
    Think they may be Italian...found these, hope it leads you somewhere...I would have snapped them up, they are wonderful....:-)

  2. Rogueroman Rogueroman, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much. I never would have thought Italian. The look is very similar tho and it inspires me to continue researching these pieces.
  3. tanasho tanasho, 6 months ago
    They might be artificial flowers which decorate a Buddha statue in temple alters. I am asking my Japanese friends, but I have seen them in Japanese temples.
  4. tanasho tanasho, 6 months ago
  5. tanasho tanasho, 6 months ago
    They are called "JYOKA" in Japanese.
  6. Rogueroman Rogueroman, 6 months ago
    Thank you tanasho - still, the fact that all of the JYOKA that I have looked at in the files you've linked all have pottery bases leaves me questioning if that is what they are. Did you hear back from your Japanese friends?

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