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The Fleur de Lys Door Knocker is sand-cast in solid Nickel Silver and Polished Chrome. Nickel Silver is an alloy that has a warm silver color which is attained by adding nickel to bronze. Michael combines a high polished finish with brushed accents to generate a contemporary look. A stainless steel brush on a high speed lathe is used to create the brushed effects. The mirrored finish of polished nickel silver is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece. The Nickel Silver Fleur de Lys Door Knocker was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan known for his truly unique Door Knockers. Contrary to popular belief, the Fleur de Lys did not originate in France, but rather was first popularized in ancient Rome. Michael, an avid history buff, was inspired to create this Fleur de Lys Door Knocker in the spirit of its original significance. The Fleur de Lys (derived from the Celtic word “li” or “lly” meaning king or ruler) is a symbol of power, life and purity and was first coined as the “flower of kings.” What a uniquely elegant way to greet visitors.