This pair of hand forged door knockers may have been salvaged from a pair of exterior doors in the North of Italy. The simple iron ring knocker can often be seen on old farm doors throughout Tuscany. However, it’s also possible that these were horse hitching rings, which can be seen hanging along brick and stone walls in small Italian villages. Italian hitching rings are seen in this simple, restrained circular design.
These rings are an excellent example of very old hand worked iron from Italy. Each iron ring is decorated with angled lines, small pin circles, and a mild beveled edge. The rings are held by a single, fluted and forge welded iron clasp which was cut from the wall/door. Today, you can use them to add character to any pair of doors. They can also be installed as unique hand towel holders in a powder room.
*The height of the door knockers (as seen in photos) are from the old connector to the base of the knocker.
CONDITION: Good strong condition with worn iron surface as seen in photos. Connector cut where it was once attached.