A fabulous old EAGLE DOOR KNOCKER....I thought this was bronze initially but when I scratched the surface the brass shines through. ....so SURFACE OXIDATION giving a bronze look....depending how you want it looking it will polish up beautifully if you prefer the 'polished' look. Measures 6" in height with a wing span of 4". There is a metal stress fracture on back attachment piece but will last for a hundred years or so yet! (see pic of back). Hard to date but has ENGLAND stamped on back and my feel would be that the piece dates to the early 1900's .
At Molloy's of Milford Antiques Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
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