The Oiled Bronze Smiling Sunface Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan, known for his unique Doorbell Ringers and Door Knockers. The Oiled Bronze Smiling Sunface has been cast in solid brass. It was hand crafted using the age-old art of foundry casting. During the process, molten bronze was heated to over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, then carefully poured into a hand made sand mold. This mold was used only once, giving this doorbell ringer it's individual character. The Smiling Sunface is then given a statuary oiled bronze finish, highlighted by hand and coated with a clear lacquer to protect it's original finish. It has been signed by the artist, Michael Healy, to confirm it's authenticity and quality craftsmanship. While traveling in Europe, Michael was impressed by the rich variety of sculpted architectural detail. One such detail he encountered in the Alps was the Sunface. Michael made a sketch of this happy image, which years later became the subject for one of his unique door knockers.
Smiling Sunface Doorbell Ringer (Oiled Bronze)