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Antique door knockers are items of antique door furniture, used for knocking, and often made from metals such as copper, brass, wood and cast iron. Antique door knockers are available in numerous designs and degrees of elaborateness. Popular designs include hands (which are generally Victorian), mermaids and nymphs (a 16th century fashion), lion head knockers (which are also Victorian though contemporary reproductions are extremely common) and faces such as gargoyles.
Door knocker on the south porch at Blickling Hall, Norfolk by Rubens1577, via Flickr