This heavy cast brass pair has the timeless pattern (edging) of the Victorian era, “egg and dart.” This motif was used on hardware, carved into furniture, and seen in molding. The egg represented birth, while the dart represented death.
On the back of these plates, however, the unknown manufacturer stamped the word “Eleusis.” This must have been the pattern name for this particular piece.
The back plates are in very good condition. We have not cleaned them, but have left the natural patina. Each plate weighs 6 ounces.
The plates measure 6 7/8 inches by 2 1/4 inches. The space between the door knob hole and the key hole is 2 1/4 inches. The width of the door knob hole is 11/16 inch.
Screws will be included.