Check out this Vintage Polished Brass Ships Porthole with Chrome Plated Steel Cover that was salvaged from a ship and is now available for you on our website. You can expect some minor wear to the surfaces of the frame. The glass is original and may require additional cleaning. This would make for a wonderful porthole mirror in a bathroom, bar, or another nautically themed room. For an additional fee, we can install a mirror overtop the existing thick glass. We also can remove the cover to leave just the glass exposed.
**For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.**
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.
Glass Diameter: 12″
Height with Dogs: 6.25″
Height w/o Dogs: 3.25″
Backside Outer Diameter: 12.325″
Backside Inner Diameter: 11.75″
Weight: 61 lbs.