We sell both new and old lights and lamps.
The andon is a lamp consisting of paper stretched over a frame of bamboo, wood or metal. The paper protected the flame from the wind. Burning oil in a stone or ceramic holder, with a wick of cotton, provided the light. Rapeseed oil was popular. Candles were also used, but their higher price made them less popular. A lower-priced alternative was sardine oil.
The andon became popular in the Edo period. Early on, the andon was hand-held; it can also be placed on a stand or hung on a wall. The okiandon (Large Lamp) was most common indoors. Many had a vertical box shape, with an inner stand for the light. Some had a drawer on the bottom to facilitate refilling and lighting.
Our courier services Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Sydney, Newcastle, Illawarra, Albury, Central Coast, Northern Rivers, Canberra, Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Adelaide, Perth & Tasmania. If you live outside of these areas then we will find another removalist. Delivery charges can be found on our Shipping page.
To enquire or purchase any of our items, please call the shop 07 5591 5088 or email