i should have taken before pics but didnt. this was an ebay find from a fiew years ago. when i got it the wax was FULL of bubbles and very chunky, the liquid was cloudy as well. the base was rusted around the pin holes so i had to sand and repaint with gold spray and then laqer. the globe i refiled with a mathmos bottle. all in all i think it turned out great! im loving the low wax flow on this lamp!!!