A Christopher Dresser style aesthetic movement brass door knocker

This is not quite my normal thing but I thought a bit of fun and, for the right collector, a perfect and rare piece that could be used on your home.  For sale is this brass/bronze door knocker in the style of Christopher Dresser and quite possibly designed by Christopher Dresser.  I can find no markings on the piece and it does not appear in the books on Dresser so I am cautiously saying “style of”.  It is classic Dresser and aesthetic movement design.

The knocker is very similar to marked Archibald Kenrick & Sons (West Bromwich) pieces that I have seen, and I believe they would have been the manufacturer of this knocker.  Christopher Dresser is thought to have designed for Kenrick c 1880-1884 (Harry Lyons, Christopher Dresser, The People’s Designer, pages 214-5).

Condition is excellent.  I have not touched the patina and there is some old green paint that could readily be removed from the sides – see images.  There is no underplate, so the knocker will need some metal fitting to create a good knock (and protect a wooden door).  The screw clearly does not look original.

Price range: Sold

Maker: Archibald Kenrick & Sons (attributed)

Designer: Style of Christopher Dresser

Date: c 1880

Marks: Unmarked

Material: Brass/copper/bronze material

Condition: Excellent – see description

Size: 15.5cm tall, 8.5 cm max width

Weight: 276 grams, 9.7 oz (feels heavy!)


SKU: A809 Category:

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