I love listings like this where another piece of the "Who made that?" puzzle snaps into place. I've seen these frosted glass owl battery-op lanterns many, many times over the decades but I've never seen one with the box before. Now not only do we know that Crown Electric Works Limited of Japan made the lantern, but that they had assigned inventory number 1420 to it.
Mark B. Ledenbach's vintage Halloween collectibles blog.