At first glance we called this door knob set a brass set. But, actually, this set is probably bronze. Many of the manufacturing companies in the late 19th Century did bronzing. It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference. This door knob pair is absolutely exquisite! It has the dark, deep color which leads us to believe it is bronze. The pair were made by the Penn Company around 1895 and labeled “Portulaca.” It has the two-fold symmetry pattern in that the center flower and ribbon separate the pattern into two portions. The knobs also have a beautiful 1/2-inch wide belt that encircles the outside of the knob.
Each knob measures 2 3/8 inches across and is domed. Together they weigh 13 ounces.
The set consists of two matching knobs and a spindle with two set screws.