Description: This is a ca 1930s doorknocker made by Hubley. This doorknocker is in the shape of a colorful Macaw Parrot. This is nice and uncommon design that is beautiful and very colorful. The knocker shows details of the bird that is perched on a branch. The knocker shows details of the face such as eyes and beak as well as plumage of the wings and the tail. This colorful doorknocker shows colors such as red, pink, green, yellow, and blue. The parrot swings on a pivot attached to an oval backing. The backing which has a raised design of green leaves. The back of the swinging piece (the parrot) has a small raised portion near the bottom which hits the raised leaves at the bottom of the backing to make the appropriate knocking sound. The backing is oval and is colored in a cream coloring with a dark border and has two holes for screwing into a door. The piece is stamped on the back with what we believe is the number "16". This nice piece retains most of its original paint with minimum losses. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain but most likely circa 1930's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Size and Weight: The back measures 4" by 3" while the front measures ~3 3/4" tall and ~2 1/2" at its widest. The piece weighs about 12 1/2 ounces.
Marks: Impressed on the back are markings, which looks like "16".
Condition: In very good condition retaining most of its original paint (>97%25) with minimum losses. The piece has several minor surface scratches all of which can be seen in the photos. The knocker has no breaks or repairs and works very well. It is all original with original paint and swivel pin. The knocker appears to have been attached to a door as evidenced by paint residue on the back. Please see photo for additional condition information.