Seller: antiquedoorknockers (224) 100%, Location: Wethersfield, Connecticut, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282174915851 I have a variety of door knockers to suit your home. Please take a look at my other listings. ★★★★ This Vintage Door Knocker is in the form of Apollo, the Greek sun god, with a Laurel Wreath atop his head. The story of Apollo's wreath is in itself a true Greek tragedy, and one of the most beloved, passed down through Greco-Roman mythology. After Apollo mocked Cupid and his bow, Cupid shot two arrows simultaneously, one at Apollo and one at Daphne, daughter of the river god Peneus. The arrow that struck Apollo caused him to lust after Daphne, but the arrow she was struck with caused her to be repulsed by the young sun god. One day, Apollo chased Daphne through a forest as she called to her father for help. When Peneus heard Daphne's cries he answered her by turning her into a laurel tree so Apollo could never have her. As Apollo watched Daphne transform in front of him he snapped off one of the newly formed branches. He proceeded to fashion a wreath of laurel leaves and berries and placed it atop his head. This beautiful door knocker seems to exude both the pain and love from the sun god's sad eyes. This door knocker shows very well with a striker that was made to look like heavy fabric drapes. Made in England. Construction is solid (SOLID!) brass. The door knocker is not new. It is a salvaged item and has lovely patina from age and use. Overall condition is excellent. Go ahead... buy it, install it & make your neighbors jealous! ★ Measurements: 7" Tall by 5-5/8" Wide by 2" Deep ★ca.1955★ ★★★★ Why buy a salvaged door knocker? Salvaged door knockers are often constructed of much better materials and the craftsmanship is unparalleled. Not only have they proven that they will last through the years, but their value and collectibility through time has increased and will definitely increase further. The obvious place for a door knocker is on your front door but they can be used in so many other areas. Bedrooms, bathrooms, dorm rooms, office spaces, workshops, garages, man caves etc... the possibilities are endless. Some door knockers are beautiful enough to simply hang on your wall for display. Door knockers can also reflect your personality or the personality of your home. Is your home Victorian, Gothic, Art Nouveau, Art Deco or Mid Century Modern? Are you fond of particular breed of dog or other animal? Do you want your door knocker to say you're strong, intelligent, or maybe the class clown? There are knockers out there for you. ★ Please ask questions if I've left anything out. Thank you! ★ I love International buyers: Postage includes Delivery Confirmation & Insurance. Please be prepared for possible customs delays.