Brass Double Phoenix Coat/Key Hooks

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Danni, Aug 7, 2020.

  1. Danni

    Danni New Member

    Anyone have any information on this piece? It's heavy, i believe brass. Intricate, definitely old. There are some markings on the back that look like "203" or maybe "7203".


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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    Nice....I can't speak to age , though.........
  3. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Hello, Danni. There's really no reason to think they are phoenixes instead of eagles. Eagles in art/iconography often have a little tuft on the head that way.
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Yes, classic depictions of eagles.

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  5. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Not sure what your definition of old is but I see reproduction from the last 50 years.
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  6. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    When we moved into hubby's family home (built in 1870) I had a lot of work. His mother had a fetish with 1950s Colonial. The wallpaper in different rooms was all a variation on a theme - Eagles, drummer boy type drums, etc. The light switch covers were heavy brass with this same eagle on top of each. The lamps were Colonial style with brass eagle finials. I believe this is from the 1950s-60s during the Colonial revival era.
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  7. Danni

    Danni New Member

    Wow, thank you everyone! Not sure why I though phoenix’s... eagles make more sense. Interesting to hear they’re from the 50’s or 60’s! I thought maybe the 20’s or 30’s.
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