I am super pleased with my latern. The glass was intact when it arrived. The metal is well soldered together. I lit mine with a strand of electric fairy lights that are remote controlled. I took off a star because I am not comfortable opening and closing it. When it first arrived, I felt like I might break the hinge when I first pulled it open to the area where you put the candle or electric lights. If I were using a candle and having to open and close it frequently, I would be very concerned that my hinge would break. Thankfully I have the electric light and will not need to open it very often.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]