This 16″ Vintage Brass Porthole was purchased from a man who received his father’s nautical collection.
This porthole is made from brass. When you look at the photos you can tell this porthole is in descent shape but does have one dog missing. At one time there was once a cover (lid) on this item as well. The glass on this porthole is pretty rough but has no cracks on it. This port hole would be a great candidate to have a mirror installed over the glass. The back of the porthole is not the nicest looking but that would be hidden.
If you are looking to add some nautical vibe to your home, office or restaurant then this brass porthole could be the item for you!
The word “porthole” has nothing to with its location on the port side of a ship, but originated thanks to Henry VII of England in 1485. The king demanded mounting guns that were too large for his ships and French shipbuilder, James Baker was brought on to solve the problem. He pierced the ship’s side so that the cannon can could be mounted inside. When there was heavy weather or the cannons were not in use, the openings in the ships were fitted with covers that latched tightly. These were called Porte, which means door in French. Porte became port thanks to the English and eventually, any opening on a ship was called a porthole.
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Glass: 9 3/4″
Wall Inset: 3/4″
Weight: 44.5 lbs.