Archimedes is considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time, and gave a remarkably accurate approximation of pi. An inventor, physicist, astronomer and engineer he was born in Sicily in 287 B.C. Therefore, the octagonal Vicenza Design, Archimedes, is named after this famous man. The contemporary large knob is available in Antique Brass, Antique Copper, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Silver, Satin Nickel and Vintage Pewter finishes. Mounting hardware is included. 100% lead free pewter. Handcrafted in the USA.
For the most part, simply dusting your Vicenza hardware is all that is necessary. You may use a very soft brush to remove dust from designs and crevices, and a soft micro-fiber cloth to gently dust the surface. If necessary you may clean with a soft damp cloth using a mild dish soap. Generally, your Vicenza hardware will not require anything more than this to stay looking as beautiful as ever. Never use abrasive cleaners or pads, as these will mar the finish.
With the exception of our Antique Silver and Polished Silver finishes, we do not recommend any additional measures, other than the gentle cleansing described above. In the event that your polished, non-plated hardware (Antique Silver and Polished Silver) should require deeper cleaning, you may use a non-abrasive metal polish with a soft cloth to restore your hardware to its original luster.
Every item made by Vicenza Designs is handcrafted in pewter in the USA. Carefully molded, polished and finished to high standards befit for anyone's castle, you may customize your order by choosing from among twelve unique finishes. Each item is made to order.