1940s Painted Cast Iron Decorative Figurine on Wooden Base Brown Mare and Foal Possibly Made by Hubley
Description: A beautiful, nice size, and rather heavy cast iron decorative figurine on a wooden base. The figure depicts a Mare and her Foal standing next to each other. The figurine depicts a brown painted mare or female horse with a black mane, hoofs, and tail standing on all four. Her head is looking forward with a slight tilted to the right. There is a smaller baby horse (foal)0 standing next to her having the basic same colors. Both having cream coloring above the front hoofs. The two horses are screwed to a wooden base that has green felt on the bottom. The casting shows beautiful details of the horses' hair, ears, eyes, and muzzle. The figurine is painted in brown color. This piece is rather substantial and feels heavy in your hands (weighs over 1 3/4 pounds). This is a very nice decorative pieces depicting horses with nice details and quite a bit of age to it. This piece as well as several others, which we will be listing in the coming weeks, were purchased from a long time collector of animal cast iron paperweights and figurines mostly made by Hubley. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: USA, possibly Lancaster Pennsylvania
Size: Base measures ~3 3/8" by ~6" and the piece is about ~5 3/4"in height. The piece weighs 1 3/4 pounds.
Maker: Uncertain, but we were told by the original owner that it was made by Hubley of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Marks: Unmarked as to the maker.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a great antique figurine of a beautiful scene showing a Mare with her Foal. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of the figurine.
Condition: The cast iron figurines are in excellent condition with no breaks, cracks, or repairs. The piece is all original and has some minimum losses of the paint, but nothing to distract from its beauty and quality. The wooden base itself has a big crack on one side and a small crack on one end at the edges (see 2 nd, 5th, and the two last pictures). Finally, there is a spot on the base, where the screw holding the hind leg of the mare can be seen (last photo). However, these do not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. Please view photos for additional condition information.