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Authentic 12.5 Inch Brass Porthole

Item #P5-10

$280.00

Shipping Price
$30.00

1 In Stock

Product Description

This is an Authentic 12.5 Inch Brass Porthole that is in good condition and has been polished.

This is on the smaller side that we sell. Both dogs latch securely and the glass is in great condition!

This could be used as a window, indoors or outdoors! We’ve even seen customers use these in their bathroom as a medicine cabinet! Depending on your color scheme in the bathroom, you could use this brass porthole or find an aluminum style on our site to fit your needs.

We just uploaded a video to show you how to hang a porthole mirror – click here to check it out! Don’t forget to come back to our site though!

Dimensions:

Diameter: 12 1/2″
Glass Diameter: 8″
Thickness: 2″ Without Dogs
Thickness : 4″ With Dogs
Weight: 14.5 lbs.

You will be shipped an Authentic 12.5 Inch Brass Porthole just like the one shown in the photos.

 

History

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 on 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.

An idea for these portholes is to transform them into a functional piece of décor -check out this brass porthole table for inspiration!

Brass Porthole Table Idea

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Check out our Gallery or Pinterest for more nautical ideas! We’re always adding new posts and pinning any creative nautical décor project we see online.

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