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Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Gray Colored Hawk Standing on Brown Perch

  • $ 197.00

Description: A very nice antique cast iron doorstop. The doorstop is cast in the form of a hawk perched on what appears to be brown rock with large leaves next to it. The hawk is standing on the perch with his tail pointing down and its head looking slightly downwards. The hawk is gray in color with a yellow beak, yellow talons, and blackeyes. The base as well as the perch are colored in brown. The piece retains most of its original paint with some losses to the front of the beak, the edge of the base, and a few small spots throughout the body of the piece. The back of the doorstop has brown coloring and is stamped 78 at the bottom edge. A great looking piece worthy of a spot in your collection. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of the description.

Date: Uncertain but most likely early to mid 1900s (early to mid 20th century).

Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern, Pennsylvania, USA.

Size: Measures ~6" in height with the base measuring ~4 1/8" by ~2 3/4". The piece weighs slightly over 2 pounds and one ounce.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Marked with the stamped number "78" on the back at the bottom edge.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice old doorstop in excellent condition and retaining most of its original paint. A beautiful piece which would display very well in your collection of doorstops.

Condition: This doorstop is in very good condition with no breaks or repairs. It retains quite a bit of its original paint with some losses (estimated at better than 98%). Most of the paint losses are front of the beak and the edge of the base as well as additional minor paint losses throughout. The piece is a bit soiled and would probably benefit for a good cleaning. It does have some minor rust signs to the bottom of the base. It also lost one of the four round pieces of felt affixed to the bottom of the base. Be that as it may, the piece is just great looking and would display very well in your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information.


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