The Brazen Iron Duke

Cast brass door porter depicting the Duke of Wellington as a profile bust on a stepped base. Identified as 'WELLINGTON' on the plinth.

9" high, 6" wide

Of indeterminate vintage, probably dating from the early twentieth century. This example is unmarked, though similar pieces were made by Crowley & Co of Manchester.

Very good condition throughout with an attractive verdigris patina. A flaw in the casting has left The Duke with an uneven bottom that wobbles and as a consequence he has a tendency to lean backwards, however this works to his advantage when propping open doors.

Some nineteenth century examples of this door porter were made in cast iron, and the same likeness (without the base) was also used for brass plaques to hang on the wall.



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