I bought these door knockers from an antique shop in Mexico, as they represented an icon of Mexican and Spanish culture: the LEON or LION. Today one can find "antiqued" lion door knockers, and they are actually pricey given that they are reproductions. What I'm offering here are NOT reproductions. These are the real deal, having come off of a Mexican home from the late 1800s. The lion's head door knocker is probably mostly associated with architecture from the Victorian and Georgian periods. From a website about Georgian lion door knockers in England: "The quintessential door knocker in Georgian architecture is the brass lion head with a large brass ring gripped in its mouth. You can go to any part of London and you will come across Victorian or Georgian housing still with their original door furniture. Very often the door furniture will include a brass lion head door knocker. This could be a sign of Victorian and Georgian confidence. A sign for people of the greatest and largest empire the world has ever known. For the visitor it is their first contact with the house and a way of communicating their arrival by lifting the knocker and rapping it smartly against its back plate." Old World architecture made it's way to Mexico via Spain and the Colonial influences that were common across much of Europe. This pair of lion door knockers is what I consider to be medium size, and they came from a single Colonial home that also included a matching and much larger lion head door knocker, which I also brought back from Oaxaca. The large door knocker is listed separately, and I'm keeping these two medium-sized ones as a pair. They each weigh 1.7 pounds unpacked, or a bit under three pounds together. Some scratching from wear but otherwise in good condition. And if you walk through the streets of any Colonial Mexican city, you will see door knockers as wonderful as these ones, still welcoming visitors and protecting homes.
The door knockers each measure 3-3/4" wide by about 6-1/2" long and a little over 1-1/2" deep. The strike plate is built into each door knocker. No hardware is included. Both in good vintage condition.
The ultimate protector of your home--a regal lion!
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Feb 13, 2022
Exceeded expectations on product and quick shipping, thank you!