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The Maltese Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy who has loved dogs and is fascinated by the Maltese The Maltese Dog Knocker is cast in solid bronze. The mold for the casting process is used only once, giving each Dog Knocker its individual character. The Maltese 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. Brass and bronze are copper-based alloys. The yellow brass alloy used in many of Michael's designs contains 70% copper and produces a warm, traditional brass look. Red bronze contains almost 85% copper. This additional copper content gives the bronze alloy its rich, reddish undertone. The mirrored finish of polished brass and polished bronze is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece.