Saturday, November 26, 2011
Victorian Door Knocker:The Ghost of Jacob Marley
Now, it is a fact, that there was nothing at all particular about the knocker on the door, except that it was very large. It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the City of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery. Let it also be borne in mind that Scrooge had not bestowed one thought on Marley, since his last mention of his seven-year's dead partner that afternoon. And then let any man explain to me, if he can, how it happened that Scrooge, having his key in the lock of the door, saw in the knocker, without its undergoing any intermediate process of change: not a knocker, but Marley's face. ~ from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Limited edition sculpture, life size head in pallid grey flesh with exposed skull. Overall size 18 inches long x 13 inches wide. Gold leafed and sculpted knocker, vintage doll eye, custom icicles, stained fabric kerchief, and frosty snow on holly and greenery. Indoor or covered display only.