The Sea Gull Lancaster 2 Light Outdoor Post Lantern 8229-02 is made of Brass. It has been coated with a durable, baked on acrylic lacquer which gives maximum protection against the weather. In time, however, the brightness of the brass will tarnish giving way to an authentic old world brass finish. To keep your solid polished brass fixture looking new for years to come, regularly apply a good quality non-abrasive car wax to all metal surfaces, giving the fixture an extra protective coating. Unfortunately, the glass cannot be removed from this fixture.