I would say the candle is Not made of metal as it lights up when flood light is turned on ----I HAVE ADDED A NEW PICTURE WITH THE LIGHT ON ------------- check the 2nd picture --- candle looks more red at the bottom than the picture shows -- it is my bad photography. Rare Department Store "Seasons Greeting" Candle -- Noma? -- uses 1 flood light in the metal base. The item "NEW INFO ADDED Antique Christmas Noma Store Display Candle 53 tall RARE" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Lights".The seller is "rleverson" and is located in Mankato, Minnesota. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.