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Decorative Arts

On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, The United States on the World Stage, 1865–1930
DATES Patented May 13, 1879
DIMENSIONS 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. (6.4 x 6.4 x 5.4 cm)
MARKINGS On underside of knob, impressed: "RUSSELL & ERWIN MFG. CO. / NEW BRITAIN CONN. U.S.A." On stem of doorknob, impressed: "PAT. MAY 13-7"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Kenneth W. Cordova in memory of Robert DelMonaco
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Doorknob. Round with frontal bust of Asian female figure holding parasol behind head. Concave parasol with radiating spoke pattern with alternating incised herringbone design. Portrait head has traditional Japanese headdress, kimono with incised floral pattern. Round outer edge of knob has centered relief pattern of beads with incised line above and below in continuous row around knob. Condition: Some green incrustation and/or residue in crevices around central figure.
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