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Vintage Salvaged Nautical Ships Bronze Porthole - 17 Inch


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Vintage Bronze Porthole 

This authentic vintage nautical ships bronze 17 inch porthole was salvaged from a ship and has been cleaned and polished. The mount ring measures 14 1/2 inches. The glass measures 9 3/4 inches and has surface wear and scratches from years of sea travel. Both closure dogs spin on and off with no problems. The hinged window opens freely. It weighs just over 38 pounds.

When mounted to the wall, this porthole will extend out a total of about 2 inches. There is a ring on the back that is 3/8 high.

This is an authentic bronze porthole that was removed from a working vessel. You can expect some minor wear to the surfaces of the frame. The glass is original and could have pitting or chipping. This bronze porthole may require additional cleaning.

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You will be shipped a salvaged 17 inch bronze porthole like that shown in the photos.


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.

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

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

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