This Bennington screw-back knob is quite old and could date back to the mid to late 1800s. The name Bennington comes from Bennington, Vermont, where Christopher Fenton first perfected a special glaze with clay to crate swirls and specks in knobs. Thus, to find these prized knobs is a challenge.
This knob is for a dresser or cabinet. It measures 1 1/2 inches across and stands one inch from the surface. The neck and base are thick, measuring 1 3/8 inches across the base. The screw is plastered into the back of the knob. It extends 5/8 inch.
This is a beautiful antique of yesteryear.