Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Heavy Black Solid Cast Full Figure 5 1/2" Frog
Description: Antique, early to mid 1900s heavy cast iron doorstop solid cast in the form of a full figure frog. The frog is painted in black coloring. The doorstop shows the frog in the common stance sitting on its hind legs and having its front legs stretched with its head up. The casting shows the of the leg, the eyes and lines on the back. An old doorstop with a common design. The bottom of the doorstop is unpainted and shows signs of rust. This is a relatively small size doorstop (measuring ~5 1/2" long and ~3" high) but is rather heavy weighing over four and half pounds. Please see Jeanne Bertoia's book "Doorstops: Identification & Values" Published by Collector Books, Paducah, KY in 1985, page 129 for similar examples. Please carefully review the images presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Early to mid 1900s.
Origin: Purchased in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: Measures ~5 1/2" long and ~3" in height. The base measures ~4 3/4"by ~4 1/4". The doorstop weighs over 4 pounds and 8 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice and desirable doorstop. It weighs over 4 and a half pounds with most of its paint. It would display nicely in your collection.
Condition: This doorstop is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It retains most of its paint with relatively small loses to it especially on the side as we show in the 2nd and 7th photo. It also has rust signs on the bottom of the base. It could probably use a good cleaning but we will leave that up to the new owner. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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