I am researching an antique door knocker that was taken from a very old small terrace house (I believe they were Church owned) in the 1950's, at the rear of the Edgecliff Railway station, Sydney Australia.
In the late 50's my Aunt had a friend who lived there, and on one visit remarked on her door knocker which she said my Aunt could have if she replaced it with a new one, which she did.
In these late years I have seen some shiny brass door knockers resembling the one that I have, but this one is an original, made from cast iron.
Doubtless it is very old because of the age of the house it came from.
The knocker has an inverted cresent on the forehead, and under the womans chin is quite a diabolical face. The knocking section has what appears to be animal hooves. I would appreciate any information on the history or signification of this knocker, and I'm willing to recieve offers to buy.
It is 20cm tall, and 7cm wide.
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chris at internetkiosks.com.au