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Sunday, September 16th 2018. | Door Knocker

Door Furniture Pocket Hardware Antique Brass Handles Baldwin Cabinet Pull Knocker

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vintage pineapple door knocker

vintage pineapple door knocker

irish claddagh door knocker

irish claddagh door knocker

brass dragonfly door knocker

brass dragonfly door knocker

colby smith door knockers

colby smith door knockers

brass lobster door knocker
brass lobster door knocker
ornate door knocker
ornate door knocker

This is also true of gargoyles which have similar caricatured faces in order to prevent spirits and ghosts from entering the house. There were also good luck knockers which were thought to have magical or healing properties and were used to encourage good luck into the home. These door knockers utilized a motif of good luck charms such as horse-shoes stars suns and flowers. The popular hand shaped knocker is often seen in Muslim countries and was believed to symbolize the Hand of Fatima which protected the house from evil. It was also thought to indicate that the occupants of that house were followers of the Muslim faith.

The finish should match the rest of the hardware. Door knockers not only come in many finishes they are available in many types of metal. The most stable metal and probably the most common is brass. Brass is easy to machine and cast into shapes. It polishes into a bright gold like finish or satins easily and is easy to maintain. Brass also electroplates readily. This allows it to be nickel or copper plated to simulate pewter and bronze finishes. Because brass is non ferrous it will not rust. It will tarnish though for this reason a good lacquer finish is needed or your purchase will look terrible in a very short time.

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christian door knockers

christian door knockers

polished chrome ring door knocker

polished chrome ring door knocker

black fox door knocker

black fox door knocker

schlage magnetic door knocker

schlage magnetic door knocker

ornate door knocker
ornate door knocker
bear door knocker
bear door knocker

Different manufacturers describe them as Grecian Urns or Victorian Urns. Each appears to have some merit. It is possible that the relationship to eras revolves around the designs used as each period features its own distinctive style of ornamentation. Some are embellished with flower patterns while others have leaves and feathers. Among my personal favorites being an engraver is the old standard swirling vine pattern that generally seems to fit the urn door knocker form well. I have even come across them adorned with cherubs and angels.

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