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Interested in a door knocker in a different breed or animal? Cllick the link below for information about custom orders and commissions. You can also use the messenger button or contact form to talk to me directly.

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Irish Water Spaniel Bronze Door Knocker, Foundry Cast Art Bronze Dog Doorknocker, Dog Head Door Knocker by Elizabeth Trail

$740.00 USD

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  • Foundry Cast Bronze
  • Lost Wax Bronze
  • Elizabeth Trail
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Bronze Irish Water Spaniel doorknocker by IWS owner and dog artist Elizabeth Trail, shown with the light bronze patina. The dog is sculpted live using my IWS Willa as the model, along with photos generously shared by the Irish water spaniel community. The Celtic shield knot on the knocker ring symbolizes protection of the house. The door knocker is about 7.5" tall and wide, making an impressive statement on any door. Each piece is signed and numbered.

This fine art dog head door knocker is cast in molten bronze (lost wax). It's finished with buyer's choice of patina (classic bronze, dark bronze, bright bronze, black, verdigris, or custom). It comes drilled to accept through bolts (the preferred way of mounting a doorknocker. If for some reason you prefer a surface mount, instructions are included).

I currently have a couple of pieces polished and soldered, awaiting your custom patina choice. Please allow two to three weeks for us to get that done (I personally go to the foundry to supervise your patina.) Shipping is included to the continental US, and I share a portion of shipping costs elsewhere.
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North America: 3-5 business days
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