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Thanks for all of your help! I ended up taking it to a metal sculpture artist who was able to add on a brass ring to the back.


3 (or 4, but 3 is sufficient) of this type of anchor (ignore the screw), since you need to hold in drywall with a poorly located stud (these things are typically rated 50 lbs or more each) 3 of this type of hook (an L-Hook), in a size to mate with the anchors. Pad with plastic tubing if you feel the need, or find pre-plastic-coated versions. Mount two ...


You could solder on some brass "D" rings and wire it similar to the way you would hang a picture. An experienced metal worker would be able to attach those without much of an issue. The process should be reversible, however, it may have a negative effect on the value. I would do more research to see what the value was before making any modifications to it.


If I were to want to display this item I would make a small "shelf" that attached to the one stud and into the drywall at its ends. This could be made out of some nice wood and stained and polished as an accent to existing decor or it could be made out of simple pine that was sanded and painted to match the wall. This small "shelf" would hold the weight of ...


A very large plate hanger? But I think it would be hard to find a plate hanger in the 40 inch size range. In the picture above you would need one twice the size of the one on the left. But making one isn't that hard. Its two bent wires and some plastic padding with the bent wires connected with tension element commonly a spring but picture wire and a ...

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