Door knocker


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With the widespread availability of brass, cheaper and easier to work than bronze, the middle classes could aspire to own artistically inventive household objects. Brass foundries were initially associated with the Netherlandish Meuse region, particularly the town of Dinant, prompting the designation dinanderie for such objects. Following the Sack of Dinant, Nuremberg became the industry’s center, producing works for the open market. Objects like these brought simplified versions of the latest designs to a wide class of consumers.

[Elizabeth Cleland, 2017]

Door knocker, Brass, German

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