These are vintage brass lanterns destined for use on-board ship, but which were never used and remained in storage for years. As such, they were never painted and are in excellent condition, having been cleaned and polished.
Measuring 25 cm tall and 20 cm wide, featuring brass hanging handles top and bottom, these nautical lanterns could be hung from a ceiling as very attractive pendants, or stood to light a floor area. Genuine nautical decor, these lanterns would add light and maritime heritage to any space.
The large fresnel lens, as seen in lighthouses, serves to diffuse the emitted light – and also looks extremely attractive.
A brass manufacturer’s plate atop each light (see draft image – more to come shortly) shows that these lights are Japanese in origin, for electrical use only. We have wired each with vintage-style flex and plug. Takes an E27 screw-in lightbulb (not provided).
A striking maritime collectible, in unusually good condition.