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A rare folding Korean iron lantern. The lantern consisting of five curving ribs which can be collapsed for ease of traveling. The bottom juncture of the ribs with a simple bobeche, now mostly deteriorated, and ring to hold a candle. The top juncture with an iron ring for suspension of the lantern from a carrying pole or a hook.  The lantern would have likely originally had a textile sleeve to slip over the lantern when lit.
19th century
Lantern 22” tall excluding suspension ring 

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