Rare & Original Antique Knob in the form of a Pelican

Louisiana's State Seal doorknob in the form of a Pelican nested with her newborn chicks.. Very difficult to find, this one is in excellent condition and would date to around c.1900 This is a heavy bronze knob picturing a mother Pelican feeding her chicks with small pieces of meat she has plucked from her own breast. At least this was how it was explained to me a while back ago, If correct, this could only be described as true motherly love.. Removed from my long time collection. Retains original finish and patina.   Price: $360

Item # 009