This magnificent pair of heavy cast iron lanterns are old enough to have been originally gas architectural fixtures. The porcelain sockets were added later in their life and have a patent date on each of them of 1912. Each of the lanterns have a door on one side that is screwed closed with a brass screw. The castings are in excellent condition and one old repair was noted when we had this set sand blasted (seen below on one leg). The bases each have a square collar that tapers for fitting on @ a 2" square post and holes for fixing it in place. The square opening is not exactly the same on both lamps. The four feet can sit level on @ an 11" square plate. The glass is simply a frosted glass and a modern replacement used to diffuse the light. The sockets take a mogul based bulb. As previously noted, we had these fixtures sandblasted to bare metal, then primed and finished them with exterior rust inhibiting paint. They are in excellent condition and the castings are well detailed. We estimate the weight of each of these to be around 100 pounds- not something easily moved. They would be a great exterior light for a gate post or on a metal lamp post. We are selling them as a PAIR.
Size ................ 22" Tall x 15" Square at widest point Circa .................. Late 1800's
Item ID: FF-105
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