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Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Rare Peter Rabbit Eating Carrot By Hubley

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Description: A very nice and fairly rare antique cast iron doorstop. The doorstop is cast in the form of peter rabbit holding a carrot in his hand while nibbling on it. He is wearing a blue colored pant and cream colored shirt with a ruffled collar. He has one hand in his pocket and the other holding the carrot. His ears are perked up and his eye is wide open. He is standing on a green colored base. This doorstop was once very colorful. However, now it shows considerable soiling, loss of paint and oxidation to the surface. Its colors are no longer vivid but still retains a considerable portion of it. The back of the doorstop shows residual paint that most likely was cream in color originally. Be that as it may, the piece is still very nice and would make a great addition to your collection of doorstops. Please see page 156 of John and Nancy Smith's book "The Doorstop Book; An Encyclopedia of Doorstop Collecting" published in 2006 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd of Atglen PA for a similar example. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of the description.

Date: Uncertain but most likelylate 19th or early 20th century.

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

Size: Measures ~9 3/8" in height with the base measuring ~4 3/4" by ~2". The piece weighs 4 pounds and 2 ounces.

Maker: Hubley.

Marks: Unmarked.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and a rather rare old doorstop. It weighs over 4 pounds and almost and is in relatively very good condition. A beautiful piece which would display very well in your collection of doorstops. Condition: This doorstop is in good condition with no breaks or repairs. It still retains quite a bit of its original paint but is no longer vivid in its colors. The piece is dull in its appearance and shows signs of extensive soiling and surface oxidation. However, all of this does not distract from the piece's beauty. Please see photo for additional condition information.

Condition: This doorstop is in good condition with no breaks or repairs. It still retains quite a bit of its original paint but is no longer vivid in its colors. The piece is dull in its appearance and shows signs of extensive soiling and surface oxidation. However, all of this does not distract from the piece's beauty. Please see photo for additional condition information.