Michael Healy Designs MHDOG09

3"W x 4"D x 4"H Michael Healy Shih Tzu Door Knocker, Bronze

by Michael Healy Designs
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Quick Overview

The Shih Tzu Dog Knocker was designed by Michael Healy who has loved dogs and is fascinated by the Shih Tzu's unique appearance. Believed to be one of the oldest breeds of dogs, the Shih Tzu resembles a miniature lion. James Mumford described the recipe for creating the breed: "A dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man (Chinese), a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear and the rest dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin." The Shih Tzu Dog Knocker is cast in solid bronze. The mold for the casting process is used only once, giving each Dog Knocker its individual character. The Shih Tzu Dog Knocker was treated with a dark patina, then hand polished and coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original finish. In order to confirm authenticity and quality craftsmanship, your Dog Knocker carries the signature of artist Michael Healy.
  • Artfully desgined with unique and whimsical details
  • Crafted from the finest metals
  • Adds a unique look to your door
  • Screws and fasteners are included
  • Mounts to most wood, metal, and fiberglass doors
  • The perfect gift for friends or family

Product Overview

All Michael Healy Door Knockers and Doorbell Ringers are cast in Solid Brass, Bronze, or Nickel Silver. Occasionally, a combination of these metals is used to add highlights and depth to a particular design.

Michael's original Door Knockers were cast in solid brass and bronze. In response to the expansion of both antique and contemporary finishes used in door hardware, the line was recently expanded to include Oiled Bronze and Nickel Silver designs.

Each Door Knocker receives a baked polyurethane coating or a statuary lacquer before leaving production. Similar to the protective finish used on cars, these coatings provide a shield against the elements. All of the alloys used by Michael Healy are ideal for outdoor use, allowing you to base your selection on personal preference alone.

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