Rising from peasant origins, the House of Sforzas became military leaders and rulers in Milan. Members of this family also held important ecclesiastical and political position in the Papal States. The classical Sforza line by Vicenza Designs would be fit for any leader or ruler; however, its graceful sweeping lines bring elegance to the simplest of homes today. The Sforza door knocker comes complete with installation hardware. Available finishes include Antique Brass, Antique Copper, Antique Gold, Antique Nickel, Antique Silver, Gunmetal, Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Gold, Polished Nickel, Polished Silver, Satin Nickel and Vintage Pewter. 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.