Note the distinct shape of the lower part of the post. It is that part I was most eager to get right. But with only pictures like this it was hard to get the dimensions correct. But then one day I happened to, by pure chance, stumble upon two lamp posts closer to the city centre, where the only the upper parts had been replaced, and the lower parts remain in the original form. Like this.
Not in a very good shape, and not in the color I remember, but now I could get decent measures.
I have so far modelled the lower part of the post, using brass tubes of different dimensions, and styrene strips wrapped around the tubes.
So far so good. I'm now waiting for smaller dimension tubes for the upper parts.