We have recently acquired an amazing Italian Giltwood lantern with original curved glass circa 1900 . Giltwood lanterns are so hard to find and examples of them are rare . They differ from the brass framed lanterns and iron lanterns in the 'look' which is more baroque and gentler , they usually have one light point but have imposing decorated presence .
Made for Italian palazzos and churches where the light levels were less and decorations were fabulous these were often hung is a series . Often carried on poles as part of processional activities for churches in Italy and to light the way along lagoons , they did not last long for obvious reasons . We are so lucky to have this example .