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Door knocker

Door knocker

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, punched and pierced

  • Museum number:

    478:1, 2-1895

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Circular door knocker decorated with punched work. On the back-plate is a pierced tracery pattern. The animal- head striking plate shows indication of heavy usage.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1500 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, punched and pierced

Descriptive line

Circular door knocker with punched work, animal-head striking plate and back-plate, wrought iron, made in France, ca. 1500

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pl.17
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.

Labels and date

DOOR KNOCKER
Wrought iron
France; c.1500
478-b-1895

Circular door knocker, with pierced tracery pattern on back-plate. Knocker decorated with punched work. The animal- head striking plate shows indication of heavy usage. [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Punching; Piercing

Subjects depicted

Tracery

Categories

Metalwork; Household objects; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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