These very natural column lanterns are crafted from basalt with one polished face and polished top. They are drilled to accommodate your low-voltage wiring and have a grille made of cedar.
A note about shipping damage vs. minor flaws in our stone lanterns and basins. Obvious damage/breakage is rare and we will replace any piece that suffers shipping damage OR provide a $ credit if the damage is repairable by the customer.
Minor flaws/irregularities sometimes will occur during the crafting process as most items go through a flame-thermal treatment at the end of production to give the finished surface a more consistent and natural texture. Natural stone will sometimes react inconsistently during this process and irregular surfaces will occur. We feel this is part of the crafting of these natural stone pieces and that it adds authenticity to them - setting them apart from cast or molded imitations. We do not offer refunds or credits for this type of condition and will not ship an item if we feel we wouldn't want it in our own garden!
Approx 36" tall x 7-9" diameter. (SORRY - THESE ARE ACTUALLY 36" TALL WE JUST DISCOVERED THE MISTAKE THAT WE HAD INITIALLY LISTED THEM AT 48" TALL)
Weight ranging from 200-300 lbs approx.
We received this basalt column lantern together with another lantern. It arrived in 5 days in perfect condition. The lantern is polished at the front face and top, leaving the other four sides ( it is a rough pentagonal shape) in its unpolished rock face of grey, rust red, and mottled green. Very interesting and beautiful contrast between the polished and un-polished sides. Gives a a good wabi-sabi look, modern and ancient all at once. I wired the lantern with a low 12V LED lamp, and lined the cedar wood frame with kitchen wax paper that worked as well as Japanese shoji paper. Mounted it on a solid concrete paver and fixed with masonry adhesive. Looks perfect at the corner of my garden facing a gravel path.