White porcelain door knobs
Vintage Door Knobs : White Porcelain Door Knobs
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In the mid-18th century, white porcelain was a becoming popular material for creating door knobs in Europe. This was thanks to advances in pottery methods that made porcelain easier to shape. The beauty and durability of porcelain made for excellent, ornate door knobs that became popular in America in the late 18th century and remained so until the early part of the 20th century. The types of homes that were most likely to have vintage porcelain door knobs include the following;Greek RevivalItalianatesEarly VictorianBungalows
You may find in your search of vintage porcelain door knobs a series of web-like cracks on the surface. This is the cracking of the patina and not the porcelain itself. If you are considering white porcelain door knobs for your home, they look most elegant with rim locks that are black.
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