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Antique Lion Mask Door Knocker, old and gnarly
An antique lion mask door knocker. Are we sure its an antique? Well as sure as we can be. Check out the before image below. The thread on the studs is very course and is typical of the type of thread we see on late georgian and early Victrian knockers, also the studs are set into the body at casting time which is another sign of early iron work. We have cut down the studs and re threaded them to take a metric sleeve, the replacement studs are simply screwed into the sleeve at fitting time. Given its obvious age there have been a couple of repairs, there was a small crack on the lower right side which has been brazed to stitch it together and two small holes that have been filled with aircraft grade two part epoxy resin. This door knocker is now ready to be re-homed and comes complete with all required fixings including a cast striking button. Some pitting to the knocker arm and to the nose.
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