I have only used this as a display item in my shop but it has never had fuel in it. From the research I have done, it was probably made in Taiwan. This is a high quality lantern and it is definitely a lot better quality than the China or India made lanterns I have seen. I have cleaned it up quite nicely with brass polish but it does still have a few blemishes from being handled. It is a really good quality piece. I have about 10 different lanterns I will be listing, all of which were used as display pieces. Made from solid brass Used as a display item but has never had fuel in it Measures 14.5" Tall (16" with handle) / 7 wide Weighs about 3.75 lbs. Uses standard lamp oil Clear glass lens Will include the 2 brackets for wall mounting.