Monday, July 26, 2010
Representations of the lion head has for centuries stood to represent strength, power, and royalty. In fact, the industrial artists that designed door hardware during a period that lasted from the mid-1800’s through the early 1900’s often included the lion head or other imagery borrowed from ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. During this time, large and small lion head door knockers with distinctive styles were cast in brass and bronze. Reproductions of these antique lion head knockers as well as more contemporary versions of the lion’s head door knocker are still popular today.
Among Shop 4 Classics expansive collection of unique door knockers are a variety of bronze and brass lion head door knockers. Some of our brass lion head door knockers are offered in other popular finishes including oil rubbed bronze, antique brass and satin nickel. Our most popular bronze lion head door knockers have a dark bronze patina, however they are also available with a more contemporary brushed nickel finish.