New England Copperworks
Handcrafted Copper Ornamentals
Copper Onion Lanterns – Finials-Spires – Balls-Spheres and Hemispheres -
Birdbaths - Brass Paul Revere Bowls - Standard and Custom Metal Spinning Products
 
Post Mount Copper Onion Lanterns
Made in America -USA

Copper Onion Post Lanterns by New England Copperworks: Your home — it's where you treasure everyday moments and celebrate special occasions with family and friends. You've carefully chosen furnishings and decorative accents for the interior that enhance your home's comfort and reflect your unique personality. The exterior, which you and your visitors see first, should especially suit your home's—and your—style. Features such as exterior lights add character and elegance. Casting a clear and wide path of light, the onion lantern reflects its 19th century railway and nautical origins, and compliments any décor.

Copper Post Onion lanterns light up the way to your home. Each lantern is hand made by our skilled craftsmen using traditional metal-smithing and metal spinning techniques used for centuries. Using heavy gauge copper, hand soldered solid copper cage wires and hand spun parts for seamless strength and beauty we are able to produce premium quality onion lanterns built to withstand even the harsh coastal New England weather.

Post Lanterns fit standard 3 inch post collar and we also offer a transition skirt if mounting your lantern to a larger pillar. Thumb screws allow for ease in cleaning and replacement of bulbs. Our Post Onion Lanterns come in 2 sizes with your choice of 1 round bulb or the 3 candle light cluster as well as a natural or weathered copper finish.


copper post onion lantern
 
copper post onion lantern
 
post lantern

You have a choice of either clear or seedy glass and natural copper or weathered copper finish.
 
Natural Copper or Weathered Copper?

Natural – In its original state, copper has a shiny sheen. When exposed to the elements, it weathers naturally to a rich patina, forming a protective coating that adds strength and durability.

Weathered – Using an oxidation process, we speed up copper’s natural life cycle to produce a weathered finish, which will continue to mature over time to its characteristic patina.
Important: If you live within 5 miles of a coast line we recommend ordering your lantern in the natural copper finish. The salt water ocean air will quickly oxidize copper in its natural state.
Clear or Seedy Glass ?

Both types of glass provide bright and clear light; it’s a matter of personal preference.

Seedy glass contains air bubbles, called seeds, and has a more textured appearance that resembles the sparkled effect of raindrops on glass.
 
Post Lantern: Light the way to your home with style. Copper Post Lanterns are designed with 2 horizontal cage wires and are available with your choice of 1 round bulb or 3 candle light cluster.
Our lanterns are made to order and returns may be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee plus all shipping charges. All lanterns must be returned in good condition, still in the original bag. Please be certain of the size you wish to purchase by using our size chart below the order form to ensure you are receiving the proper size for your home. If you are in need of a measurement we have not listed please notify us and we will be sure to give you all information needed.

Online Sales Information
Copper Onion Lantern
Onion Post Lantern - Natural Copper
Part No.
Size
Height
Width
Clear Glass
Seedy Glass
Price
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MPOL-1B
Medium - One Bulb
17 1/2”
12”
$569.00
MPOL-3B
Medium - Three Bulb
17 1/2"
12”
$579.00
LPOL -1B
Large - One Bulb
21”
14”
$639.00
LPOL-3B
Large - Three Bulb
21”
14”
$699.00
Installation by a licensed electrician is recommended.
   
Weathered Onion Lantern
Onion Post Lantern - Weathered Copper
Part No.
Size
Height
Width
Clear Glass
Seedy Glass
Price
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MPOLW-1B
Medium - One Bulb
17 1/2 ”
12”
$619.00
MPOLW-3B
Medium - Three Bulb
17 1/2 ”
12”
$629.00
LPOLW-1B
Large - One Bulb
21”
14”
$689.00
LPOLW-3B
Large - Three Bulb
21”
14”
$749.00
Installation by a licensed electrician is recommended.

  Optional Post Lantern Skirt

The additional skirt is made to fit your post lantern and is typically used when mounting your onion lantern to a larger surface, such a stone pillar as shown, allowing a nice transition to the base. The skirt is a standard size to fit both the medium and large post lanterns and adds an additional 4” in height with a base diameter of 9”.


Optional Onion Post Lantern Transitional Skirt Available at and additional charge
Skirt
Part No.
Optional Onion Post Lantern Transitional Skirt
Height
Bottom Diameter
Price
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copper lantern transitionl skirt
PSN
Post Transition Skirt - Natural Copper - one size fits all 4 high 9 "bottom dia
4"
9"
$75.00
copper lantern transitionl skirt
PSW
Post Transition Skirt - Weathered Copper - one size fits all 4 high 9 "bottom dia
4"
9"
$85.00
Installation of Lantern by a licensed electrician is recommended.
 
Finish Facts

Natural – In its original state, copper has a shiny sheen. When exposed to the elements, it weathers naturally to a rich patina, forming a protective coating that adds strength and durability.

Weathered – Using an oxidation process, we speed up copper’s natural life cycle to produce a weathered finish, which will continue to mature over time to its characteristic patina.

Clear or Seedy Glass ?

Both types of glass provide bright and clear light; it’s a matter of personal preference.

Seedy glass contains air bubbles, called seeds, and has a more textured appearance that resembles the sparkled effect of raindrops on glass.
Caring for Your Lantern

Your lantern needs little attention. To clean the globe, simply remove the bulb and wipe with glass cleaner and a soft cloth. All lanterns use standard light bulbs, which are easy to replace.


ONION POST LANTERNS
copper post lantern with 2 lights copper post lantern 3 copper onion lights on pole
copper post light weathered copper post light
  copper post onion lantern on stone post  

 
History of the Onion Lantern  
 
Our Lanterns are approved
By the Newport, RI
Historical Society
In researching the history of the onion lantern we have been able to learn that during the early 1800's factories started producing clear glass and with the need for a sturdy portable lantern the globe “onion” glass was developed. Soon after the “cage” wires were added as extra protection to the globe and also allowed for a thinner, lighter weight globe. These lanterns were initially designed as a light to burn whale oil (a very clean-burning fuel) around the 19 th century and were used by railroads and shipping/ nautical companies. Originally early colonial lighting was made of tin. Unfortunately lanterns made of tin, while they looked nice did not withstand the New England climate. Later with the improved designs and the use of copper, the onion lantern became popular for use in homes and farms throughout the country.
Our Lanterns are approved By the Newport, RI Historical Society
white hors tavern with lantern

Made in America -USA
 
Information About Our Products and Ordering 

Material – We use 110 Revere Copper on our products however; we also work with Brass, Aluminum, and Pewter. For better strength on our hanging Onion lanterns we use copper plated brass chain.

Finishes – We offer standard brushed natural finish, high polish, and a weathered finish. The natural copper color will transform to a beautiful patina, actually protecting the copper as it ages. Lacquer finish can be applied depending on the item.
Quality Workmanship - All our products are fabricated to the highest standards by our skilled craftsman
We use heavy gauge copper, creating each piece using various metal-smithing techniques including metal spinning for seamless strength and beauty to our exacting level of quality.
Electrical Components - Lanterns are wired to use standard bulbs, we used porcelain Leviton sockets.
All electrical components are UL approved

Custom Work Available - Any standard item can be modified. We offer reproduction and restoration of various items or creating a whole new piece. We will work closely with you to ensure your custom item meets your specific needs.

Payment and Shipping Options - We accept Master Card and Visa. You can order through our secured online shopping cart or call to place your order directly with us over the phone. Shipping charges are not available at checkout; after your order has been placed someone will contact you with shipping costs and estimated delivery time. All orders are plus shipping, and insurance cost. Shipments to Rhode Island residents will also include state sales tax. We typically ship UPS ground, however if a speedier delivery is needed we will contact you on the various options.
Returns and Exchanges - All our products are custom made to order. All copper ball, custom work, finial and roof cap sales are final unless prior arrangements have been made. Lanterns are subject to a 20% return fee plus all shipping charges. Lanterns must be in new condition and in their original packaging.

We strive to meet our customers' needs therefore please refer to our measurement chart of the onion lanterns before placing your order to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We will be happy to work with you in determining what best fits your needs. Feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions.

 

 
 
New England Copperworks
25 Maple Ave.
Smithfield, Rhode Island,  02917

Phone (401)  232 9899        Fax (401) 232 9890

 

 
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