Although the Moors were expelled from Spain in the early 17th century, their influence can still be seen in Spanish architecture and art even today. A good indication of this fact is the pierced lattice that adorns each side of this hexagonal wrought iron lantern with chained wall mount. Enveloped within the six panes of glass is a light source with three white faux candle sleeves atop small, roughly 90-degree arms. Each edge of the lantern is embellished with a twisted C-scroll, while the back of the lantern is affixed to two rectangular backplates with arched ends. A similar, yet significantly larger backplate with a double C-scroll and stylized nail mount, hangs above the lantern, with a chain running from the “head” of the nail to an eyelet on the lantern canopy. Underneath the lantern is an elaborate noix consisting of scrolls merging above a pricket. Our hexagonal lantern would be a welcomed addition to an entryway, wine cellar, or library.
CONDITION: Very good condition with minor rubs and light oxidation. Wired for use in American houses.