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Antique Tom Chrudd "Old Boots" Door Knocker

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Metals: Bronze: Pre 1900: Item # 1404383
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English bronze door knocker with cold-painted detail in the form of Tom Chrudd, known as Old Boots. This knocker depicts the famous "boot boy" from the 18th-century Unicorn Inn of Ripon in Yorkshire, carrying a boot jack and a pair of slippers. He had a nose and chin so long that he was able to hold a coin between them. He was tipped for his service, upon which he grasped the coin in that fashion. England circa 1890. 4" L.
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