Trusty Servant Door Knocker – D374-0921


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Product Description

Height: 4″
Width: 2¼”
Depth: ¾”

Antique Brass ‘Trusty Servant’ Door Knocker.

The door knocker depicting a hircocervus is show in extraordinary detail.

A hircocervus is depicted in a wall-painting called The Trusty Servant, painted by John Hoskins in 1579, dating from the 1580s.  It hangs outside the kitchen of  Winchester College in Hampshire. It is a figure, part man, part porker, part deer, and part donkey; with a padlock on his mouth, and various other symbols in his hands and about his person, the whole signifying a most valuable character.

Circa 1900.