"It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green,
with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
The most iconic feature of Bag End™ , the home of Bilbo Baggins and later Frodo Baggins , was its beautiful green door. The rune found in the top right corner of the door is the secret mark made by Gandalf in The Hobbit. The rune was a signal to Thorin's Dwarven party that this was the home of their burglar and treasure hunter. The mark is a Dwarvish rune combining the meanings of the "F" and "R" runes. Together the runes indicates that the occupant of the home is in search of a journey for wealth, treasure and adventure and is willing to travel. Or as Gandalf described it: "Burglar wants a good job, plenty of excitement and reasonable reward".
Details: The Hobbit hole door pin measures 21.1 mm in diameter and 2.3 mm thick. The pin weighs approximately 6.5 grams. The Bag End Door is hand finished with a rich green enamel. The back of the pin is textured and stamped with our makers mark, copyright, and metal content.
Style Options: Lapel Pin or Tie Tack.
Metal Options: 14k Yellow Gold, 14k White Gold, or 14k Rose Gold. 14k palladium white gold (nickel free) is available as a custom option, please contact us for details.
Finishing Option: Antiqued or Polished Finish.
Packaging: This item comes in a drawstring pouch with a Card of Authenticity.
Production: We are a made-to-order company. Your order will ship in 5 to 10 business days if the item is not in stock.