Unfortunately, some poor soul wasted $585 on this poorly done reproduction sold from India. Genuine tin parade lanterns are spherical and look quite a bit different from this. This has decorative value only.
I'll begin populating this page with photos of reproductions, fakes and fantasy items as I see them listed on eBay, Etsy and other such sites. Hopefully, collectors will refer to this page to minimize the occasions reproductions, fakes and fantasy items are unknowingly purchased. If you see something on this page that was sold to you purporting to be a vintage item, immediately send it back for a full refund.