The Pug Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan known for his Unique Door Knockers. Michael loves dogs and has always enjoyed the company of Pugs. Bred as a companion dog, the Pug originated in China around 700 BC. Legend has it that an ancient law stated only the emperor could own a pug. In his design, Michael captures the Pug’s big eyes, wrinkled brow, and friendly face. The Pug Dog Knocker is cast in solid bronze. It was handcrafted using the age-old art of foundry casting. During this process, molten bronze is heated to over 2200ºF and then carefully poured into a handmade sand mold. This mold is used only once, giving your Dog Knocker its individual character. The Pug Dog Knocker was treated with a dark patina, then hand polished and coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original finish. In order to confirm authenticity and quality craftsmanship, your Dog Knocker carries the signature of artist Michael Healy.
- Hand crafted
- Mounting hardware included
- Surface mount
- Realistically sculpted design captures the essence of your favorite breed
- Dog paw ringer to accompany your unique dog knocker
- Made in the USA