Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Full Figure Horse Tan and Brown Color
Description: Antique cast iron doorstop cast in the form of a full figured Horse. The horse is standing on all four legs with his tail curved and resting on its hind leg. The doorstop is painted in tan color with brown highlights on top of the horse's back and mane. The horse's ears are standing up and his head is turned a bit sideways. The piece is very well cast as you can see. Look at the details of the face, the rib cage, the mane's hair, and the details of the tail. The door stop is made of two parts held together with at least one screw, which we can see under the paint. Since the screw is covered with the original paint, we did not attempt to open the horse to see the inside. The one screw that we can see appears not to have been unscrewed in the past and we decided not to try to unscrew it to verify the existence of marks on the inside. The piece appears to be all original with quite a bit of its original paint remaining but having losses to the paint. This is a nice size piece and weighs over 6 pounds and 6 ounces. See page 152 in John and Nancy Smith's book "The Doorstop Book" published by Schiffer Books of Atglen, PA in 2006 for a similar example. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the early to mid-1900.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: Measures ~10 1/2" in height, 12" in length from end to end, and is ~3 1/4" at its widest. The doorstop weighs over 6 pounds and 6 ounces.
Maker: Uncertain but most likely Hubley.
Marks: Unmarked on the outside.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice substantial antique doorstop. It would make a great addition to your collection. Condition: This doorstop is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It is all original and retains quite a bit of its original paint (>~85%). It does have paint losses especially on the back, the mane, the tail, and the face. The paint is also a bit dried-up and as such easily flakes off in some spots. Be that as it may, the piece is beautiful and worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see photo to appreciate the beauty of the doorstop and for additional condition information.