Seller: akaya (1,681) 100%, Location: Milford, Delaware, Ships to: US, Item: 223514390278 Here is an unusual and useful table top gong that has been hand hammered by Goberg. It measures about 9 1/4 inches tall and is 7 3/4 inches wide. The whole piece is made from solid iron. The gong plate appears to be brass but is really iron, based on its magnetic quality. The gong plate is 5 1/2 inches in diameter. Goberg frequently applied a surface coating to his iron work that duplicated the look of brass. That is apparently the case with this gong. The original owner (my late aunt) most likely used this gong as she loved dinner parties. As a result of wiping the plate over the years, the 'brass' surface is splotchy and missing in some places. Surprisingly, the original hammer used to strike the gong is still present. The head of the hammer is covered with 'fuzzy' material. The overall condition of the piece is good. The iron work is sound. The wire that suspends the gong is not original as the original cord deteriorated over the years. The underside of the base is stamped with “Goberg.” Add a touch of elegance to your next dinner part by calling your guests to the table with this wonderful piece of history. Known primarily for his hammered iron pieces, Goberg (Hugo Berger) is best known for his wide ranging variety of candlesticks and smoking accessories. Besides being considered a metal fabricator of the Arts & Crafts era, Goberg is also closely associated with the German Jugendstil or Secessionist movement of the same time period. Jugendstil was the German component of the Arts and Crafts movement that was so popular worldwide. Much of his work was sold at Liberty of London with an occasional piece finding its way to the U.S. I want you to be pleased, so please ask before bidding if you have a question! Condition: Good, Style: Arts & Crafts, Maker: Goberg, Material: Iron-Copper, Width: 8", Original/Reproduction: Original, Type: Gong, Height: 9"