Two almost identical ship lamps, starboard and port. They belong together - like peaches and cream - as they used to be mounted together on a ship.
The glass is still entirely intact. One has a greenish blue and the other a red. The filters can be removed from behind the clear glass. Signs of wear consistent with age.
Starboard & Port Navigation lamps from early 20th century
Makers plate shown "Stuurboord" which is an old Afrikaans term stuurboord (steering-board).
Makers plate shown "Bakboord" for the Port lamp
One hinge on the port lamp door is loose - easily fixable.
These beautiful lamps stand 44cm tall x 21cm x 22cm and weighing well over 4kgs
Starboard & Port Pair of Navigation Lamp