The Black-Eyed Susan Door Knocker is cast in solid brass and highlighted in bronze. Brass and bronze are copper based alloys. The yellow brass alloy used in many of Michael's designs contains 70% copper and produces a warm, traditional brass look. Red bronze contains almost 85% copper. This additional copper content gives the bronze alloy its rich, reddish undertone. The mirrored finish of polished brass and polished bronze is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece. Each door knocker is hand polished and coated with a clear lacquer to protect the original polished finish. Michael Healy has signed each door knocker in the mold, confirming it's authenticity and quality craftsmanship.
This hand crafted door knocker includes hardware for easy surface mount installation.