Approximately 7 1/8" x 4 1/4" x 5 3/4"h.
The lantern is in vintage condition with a few tears and creases and minor surface scuffs. There is a small piece of cellophane tape at the top. The paper insert is original, with a hole and several tears. There have been no repairs or paint touch-ups. The lantern is rather dusty inside and has not been cleaned for fear of damaging the rather fragile paper.
This piece is part of the extensive Halloween collection of Philadelphia artist Peter Paone. In his travels over four decades, he acquired decorations, toys and costumes dating from as early as 1920. The objects, mainly of lithographed tin and paper, depict all manner of Halloween imagery - black cats, jack-o-lanterns, witches and devils, to name a few. The collection includes a vast array of items from tin noisemakers and paper party hats to paper pulp lanterns and monster boots made of wax. Many of the pieces have been featured in "Things That Creak in the Night", a yearly exhibition of Paone's collection at Philadelphia's Woodmere Art Museum.
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