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Lanterns Portfolio

Lanterns have been a popular method of lighting for centuries. The earliest examples were “glazed” with thin sheets of horn to protect the candle from draughts and wind, in England they were known as “lanthornes”. The hanging lantern as we know it today gained popularity in the 18th century, when they were glazed with glass and became more ornate whilst retaining their practical advantages over light fittings with exposed candles.

  • Indian Bell Lantern

    Indian Bell Lantern

    An Indian bell lantern with turned metal finial and glass smoke dish. The bell is suspended by 3 metal chains, all metalwork finished in “dirty brass”, wired with 3 internal lamps.

    Style: Bowl Light

    Dimensions: Height 60cm - Width 27cm

  • Decorative Hexagonal Lantern

    Decorative Hexagonal Lantern

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern with decorative scrolls, crest and ladies head castings. In a 19th century French style it features 3 lights. Like many of our lanterns, the metalwork can be coloured to a number of finishes, this example has been gilded.

    Dimensions: To specification

  • Plain tapered lantern

    Plain tapered lantern

    A plain tapered brass lantern that has 6 internal lights. Simple decorative scrolls and crest castings. Like many of our lanterns, the metalwork can be coloured to a number of finishes.

    Dimensions: Height 112cm - Width 58cm

  • Culford Lantern

    Culford Lantern

    A large and impressive reproduction round Georgian lantern in solid brass with distressed and burnished highlight finish featuring 12 lights.
    This lantern is an exact copy of an original lantern (circa 1800) that was made for the main staircase at Culford School, Bury St. Edmonds.

    Dimensions: Height 124cm - Width 74cm

  • Large Round lantern

    Large Round lantern

    Large solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes available and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 78cm - Width 42cm

  • Medium Round lantern

    Medium Round lantern

    Medium solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes produced and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 61cm - Width 31cm

  • Small Round lantern

    Small Round lantern

    Small solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquered finish with 3 internal lights. Other sizes available and can be supplied in a number of metal finishes if desired.

    Dimensions: Height 54cm - Width 26cm

  • Mini Round lantern

    Mini Round lantern

    Mini solid brass circular lantern in gold lacquer finish with one internal light.

    Dimensions: Height 33cm - Width 18cm

  • Hexagonal lantern

    Hexagonal lantern

    A customer found a lantern in their basement that had not been unused for many years, but it needed a lot of work. A new 3-way central pendant wired with lamp holders was made, as the original had been lost, as well as manufacturing four missing leaf scrolls and one turned finial from the base. Any unbroken panes of glass were removed so that we could chemically clean the metalwork to remove all old paint, dirt and putty. Then apply two coats of red oxide paint inside and gild exterior of lantern in pure gold leaf. Replacement flat and curved glass was sourced and fitted and original glass cleaned.

    Style: Lanterns

  • K18 hexagonal lantern with smoke dish

    K18 hexagonal lantern with smoke dish

    Hexagonal brass lantern in antique bronze finish with optional glass smoke dish, wired with 3 internal candles.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 65cm - Width 30cm

  • K17 hexagonal Brass lantern

    K17 hexagonal Brass lantern

    Hexagonal brass lantern in polished brass finish, wired with 3 candles. One of the 6 glazed sides is a door with is functional for cleaning and accessing the bulbs.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 62cm - Width 33cm

  • K16 Ornate Hexagonal Lantern

    K16 Ornate Hexagonal Lantern

    Hexagonal brass lantern in English gilt finish with decorative cresting at top and bottom. Internal decorative nozzles hold 3 candles wired for electricity.

    Style: Metal Chandelier
    Dimensions: Height 67cm - Width 38cm

  • Heavy Tapered Lantern

    Heavy Tapered Lantern

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern of tapered form with rams head decorations. 3 lights and in a gilt finish – other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 70cm - Width 40cm

  • Heavy Tapered Lantern Star Cut

    Heavy Tapered Lantern Star Cut

    A decorative hexagonal solid cast brass lantern of tapered form with rams head decorations and hand cut glass panes in a star shape. 3 lights and in a gilt finish – other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 70cm - Width 40cm

  • Windsor lantern

    Windsor lantern

    A solid brass hexagonal lantern of traditional form typical of the late 18th, early 19th century featuring scrolled metalwork. Fitted with a 3 light pendant fitting. Shown in polished & lacquered finish, other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 93cm - Width 46cm

  • Decorative Windsor Lantern

    Decorative Windsor Lantern

    A solid brass hexagonal lantern of traditional form featuring scrolled metalwork and additional top gallery featuring palmette. The normally round feet have been substituted with acorns and a bottom ‘fringe’ of cast gallery has been added to balance the design of the lantern. Fitted with a 3 light pendant fitting. Shown in gilded finish however other finishes available.

    Dimensions: Height 93cm - Width 46cm

  • Circular Ramshead Lantern

    Circular Ramshead Lantern

    A circular lantern with decorative gilded castings at both the top and bottom of the lantern, as well as decorative leaf feet and rams heads in the top corners of each curved pane of glass.
    This example also features a glass smoke dish and has 6 internal lights.

    Dimensions: Height 121cm - Width 55cm

  • Nickel Hexagonal Lanterns

    Nickel Hexagonal Lanterns

    Our standard hexagonal lanterns are available in 3 sizes in polished nickel. Pictured is the smallest of the 3 sizes available Each with an internal 3 way pendant wired for electricity. Any of our lanterns can be coloured nickel or to any other preferred colour.

    Style: Metal Chandelier

    Dimensions: Height 55cm - Width 30cm

  • Small Art Deco Style Bell Lantern

    Small Art Deco Style Bell Lantern

    A frosted small bowl lantern held in a detailed ring suspended from 3 hooks with small detailed finial at base. Designed for use with a single pendant bulb. Brass metal work in a silver plated finish.

    Style: Bowl Light

    Dimensions: Height 28cm - Width 14cm

  • Chrome circular lantern

    Chrome circular lantern

    This chrome version of our solid brass circular lantern with 3 internal lights offers a more contemporary feel. This lantern is available in 3 additional smaller sizes, all can be finished in chrome or a variety of other colours including antique brass or gild.

    Style: Lanterns

    Dimensions: Height 78cm - Width 42cm