November 2014 Auction Ends Thursday, November 20th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/20/2014
MGM door knocker in the form of the lion's head. Brass fixture features the face and mane of the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in relief as its plate, surrounded by a hinged ring with rope and stylized Florian cross decorations. The lion has been the mascot of MGM and the familiar opening credit to all its pictures, even cartoons since 1924. The logo was originally designed by Lionel S. Reiss, art director at Paramount Studios. Since then a total of 7 different lions have starred in the clip. A small plate on the top of the knocker is engraved, ''MGM Studio / Property / Culver City Cal''. Measures 8'' in diameter. Weighs 3 pounds, 9 ounces. Some tarnishing, else near fine.
MGM Door Knocker -- The Iconic MGM LionMGM Door Knocker -- The Iconic MGM LionMGM Door Knocker -- The Iconic MGM Lion
MGM Door Knocker -- The Iconic MGM Lion
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Minimum Bid: $800
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
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