What a beautiful lantern that would lend such a cozy accent to your front porch especially in the evening! This lantern has a fabulous sunflower design that illuminates when a tea light candle is placed inside and is included with this offering!
Even though this is a contemporary piece there is still a nice amount of wear that is sprinkled throughout the surface. There are some minor rust spots as shown in images 6 & 7. The other areas of rust are limited to small areas on the bottom and top edges, one area near the front top above the sunflower on the left is located and also inside. There are no holes or rusted out areas to report.
This piece was very well made as the tin or metal used is thick which is a plus. The stylized sunflower pattern shown on the front door is repeated four more times on the sides and the back. There are also checkerboard cutouts just below each sunflower which gives this design a folksy look! The top has a pair of leaf cutouts repeated four times and with a circular cluster of smaller leaves in the center that encompass a metal ring used for hanging. The door is hinged and opens freely to reveal a raised circle that accommodates the tea light so it stays put. There is also a little horizontal tab with an extended half moon circle that slips over the other vertical tab to keep the door closed.
The color is close to a charcoal black with lighter elephant grey areas that are a hit and miss on the surface. A small dent can be found just above the sunflower on the right hand side at the top edge. The form on this luminary is really appealing because of the tall cylindrical shape. The cutout feature at the top is just another unique design that was added to allow more light to shine brilliantly though! This top area mimics a small dome shape as it is gently raised and is not flat. Neat!
If you happen to have a Shepard's Hook, this piece would look awesome lit up in your walk way as well! You can even use this indoors too on a table surrounded by a bee skep collection, old garden tools or accented with an array of small potted herbs! I like the fact that this flame is contained and protected as the top, bottom and sides are enclosed except for the open cutout designs. Just a fun offering that will primitively enhance any part of your home whether it be inside or out! Enjoy!
The lantern stands about 8 1/4" Tall, 7" across the top & 6 1/2" across the bottom.
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