Rare Brass Eagle Doorknocker, Signed RC, Likely Robert Carr, SR.

New York And Philadelphia (active 1790-1832)

Rare Brass Eagle Doorknocker, Signed RC, Likely Robert Carr, SR., Image 1

A rare cast and engraved brass eagle form door knocker Possibly Robert Carr, Sr. (active 1790-1832), New York and Philadelphia, early 19th century. With incised and stamped detailing, the crossbar decorated with sixteen stamped stars, the striker stamped "RC" three times, nameplate engraved, "J. N. Simpson".

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a nearly identical door knocker with variations in decorative detailing and the engraved name, "S. Bower" in its collection, accession number 1912-139.

Robert Carr is listed as a brass founder on Vesey Street in New York City in 1790. He is found in Philadelphia at the following addresses: 13 Cresson's Alley in 1798, Goddard's Alley in 1802; 31 Callowhill Street in 1815; and Pine above 10th in 1820.
Related Eagle-form door knockers were made by brass hardware manufacturers in New England and mid-Atlantic cities. Advertisements in American newspapers for engravers who specialized in door name plates and other signage for businesses appear as early as the 1820s.

Date: Early 19th Century


SKU: 1121-94

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