The mission style lantern was a product of the Arts and Crafts Movement that flourished in North America and Europe between 1880 and 1910. This was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts. For the United States, this was a chance to reinterpret European styles into a fresh American one. Magazines, such as The Craftsman, were used to promote architecture, furniture, and other decorative arts, including the mission lanterns. The mission lantern is also specific to the Mission Revival Style which drew inspiration from the Spanish missions in California in the early 19th century.
The simple lines of the Mission lanterns are true to the Mission style, and can be hung, or mounted on a wall or post. Whether copper, brass or pewter, they evoke a particular feeling of warmth, because of their historical design and simplicity.Nauset Lantern Shop on Pinterest