According to a 14th Century legend, two mischievious creatures called Imps were sent by Satan to do his evil work on earth. After causing mayhem elsewhere in Northern England, the two Imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral where they smashed tables and chaairs and tripped the Bishop. When an angel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the Imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angle, but the other cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first Imp to stone, giving the second a chance to escape. It fled to Grimsby where it began making trouble again. It entered St. James’ Church and began its behaviour at Lincoln Cathedral. The angel then reappeared and gave the Imp’s backside a good thrashing before turning it to stone like its friend. The “Grimsby Imp” can still be seen in St. James’ Church, clinging to its sore bottom. Another legend has the escaped Imp turned to stone just ouside the cathedral. some visitors have seen it on a South outside wall. This piece is sand-cast by a leading British foundry using a first-run ingot mix rich in copper for depth of colour and durability. Once cooled, the doorknocker is shot-blasted to remove excess material from the casting, hand filed to smooth any rough edges, then hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass. No scrap or recycled brass is used in any of our brasswasre. Measurements: 5.50″ long, 2.25″ wide and 11.1 ounces in weight.
LINCOLN IMP DK 16
Lincoln Imp DK 16
Exclusively designed, manufactured and hand finished by ARMAC Brassworks in Birmingham, England where they have been making quality brasswares for over 75 years. Sand-cast using pure first-run ingot brass with a high copper mix for richness in colour and durability. Hand finished and assembled at the foundry by skilled craftsmena. Mesures 5 1/2″ long, 2 1/4″ wide and weighs 11.1 ounces.