Vintage CHESTER IMP Brass Door Knocker–- Grotesque, Unusual Novelty

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Seller: libertines100 (1,194) 100%, Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 392657288423 Vintage CHESTER IMP Brass Door Knocker-Unusual Novelty, Grotesque This is an unusual vintage small cast brass door knocker, with the striker in the form of the Chester Imp figure crouching on a plinth with 'CHESTER IMP' impressed underneath. The striker plate has a wreath or garland at the top, and has two small screw holes for fixing to the door. (The original Chester Imp is a medieval stone carving 'grotesque' Imp or Devil in Chester Cathedral in the north west of England. According to legend the Imp, or Devil, was carved during the construction of the cathedral as a warning to the Devil to stay away.) The knocker is in good vintage condition and the hinge is secure. It has a good patina, but could be polished up if preferred. Measurements (approx) Overall Height: 12.5cm Height of Striker: 6.5cm Overall Width: 4cm Depth: 2.5cm Weight: 92g An unusual and very collectable little vintage knocker that would make a good courtesy knocker for a bedroom or a bathroom. Thank you for looking. If you have any questions please contact me. I will of couse provide postage discount on multiple purchases if possible. Overseas buyers are welcome but please contact me for P&P costs before bidding. (P&P Standard Airmail to the US, Canada and Australia is £6.00). Condition: The knocker is in good vintage condition and the hinge is secure. It has a good patina, but could be polished up if preferred., Chester Cathedral: Imp, Sub-Type: Door knocker, Novelty: Collectable/ Vintage, Devil: Demon, Style: Gothic, Material: Brass, Theme: Grotesque, Type: Door Bells/ Knockers, Features: Reclaimed

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