This Salvaged Brass Porthole Window is a nautical treasure to behold! This is just a porthole window – with no dogs to open it as a porthole would have.
There will be slight marking on the glass of this porthole window because it is an authentic salvaged nautical item – you may choose to add a mirror to this if you dislike the visible salvaged history on the product.
Total Length: 28.25″
Total Width: 20.5″
Glass Length: 23.75″
Glass Width: 15.75″
Weight: 40 lbs.
This porthole has an inset on the back, which will sit inside of the wall, allowing the porthole to display on the wall with bolts keeping it fastened. The inset measures 0.75″ in depth, 25.5″ in length, 17.75″ in width.
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 decor -check out this brass porthole table for inspiration!