The Polished Solid Brass Pineapple Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan. The Pineapple is a traditional symbol for abundant hospitality, making it an ideal image to greet guests who ring your doorbell. The Polished Solid Brass Pineapple Doorbell Ringer has been cast in solid brass. Brass and bronze are copper-based alloys. The yellow brass alloy used in many of Michael's designs contains 70% copper and produces a warm, traditional brass look. Red bronze contains almost 85% copper. This additional copper content gives the bronze alloy its rich, reddish undertone. The mirrored finish of polished brass and polished bronze is achieved through varying degrees of sanding and buffing. Michael uses these techniques to highlight or accent the raised areas on a piece. It was hand-crafted using the age old art of sand casting. Afterwards, it is coated with a clear lacquer to protect its original finish. The Pineapple Doorbell Ringer is signed by the artist, Michael Healy, confirming its authenticity and quality craftsmanship.