SIGNED E. J. PARKER'S PATENT PIERCED SHEET-IRON CANDLE LANTERN, square-form with large strap handle, pierced star pattern to top on each side, removable colorless glass panes with guards on each side, one side with a hinged frame door with latch and impressed "PARKERS PATENT 1853 / PROCTORSVILLE VT", sliding base with single socket, traces of original black paint. Mid 19th century. 15 3/4" HOA, 10 3/4" H to top of cap, 5 1/4" SQ. Provenance: From a Virginia private collection.
Good overall condition, several expected guard repairs and lacking a single lower guard to three sides, one glass pane with a horizontal crack, expected light denting and surface rust, frozen socket slide.