Hand-shape door knocker in black from Valese di Semenzato Carlo, the showroom of one of the few Venetian foundries that still uses the "plug molding" technique. It supplied the door handles and ornaments for the Hotel Gritti Palace. Made in Italy.
One Kings Lane's Andrea Stanford and Lauren Tulp jetted to Venice with Maury and Mickey Riad, the brothers behind the venerable Venetian textile-house Fortuny, on the hunt for artisanal wares and only-in-Italy antiques. We're thrilled to bring these fabulous finds, and a bit of the magical Italian city, to you.