This is a stunning set of antique Chinese dragon bronze doorknobs depicting in high relief the full face of two dragons with precision on the eyes, eyebrows, horns, ears, hair, mouth, all beautifully situated in an octagon.
This magnificent work of art belongs to the 16th century and was used on large doors of a mansion or a castle. Beside the decorative attraction of the dragons, the rings were used to knock on the door.
A beautiful aged green patina beautifies the front and back of the doorknobs. Four holes are located on four corners of each doorknob for the purpose of attaching the set on doors, if desired.
This antique pair of Chinese dragon bronze doorknobs weighs 1964 grams and measures 11 inches (26.5 cm) x 8 inch (21 cm).