Antique Cast Iron Doorstop Two Ducks Standing on Grass Marked 291 By Hubley
Description: Antique cast iron doorstop cast in the form of two ducks standing on green grass. One of the ducks is pecking at its chest while the other is eating the grass under them. The doorstop is painted in tan color with orange colored bills or beaks and legs and feet. There is also green colored grass at the bottom. The piece is very well cast as you can see. Look at the details of the feathers in the wings, the bill and eyes in the head, and the webbing in the feet. The grass blades also show great detail and the entire piece is ready to come to life. The piece is all original with retaining quite a bit of its original paint (estimate >85%25). The piece has losses to the paint at the edges which can be seen in the photos. This is a nice size piece and weighs over three and a half pounds. See page 85 in John and Nancy Smith's book "The Doorstop Book" published by Schiffer Books of Atglen PA in 2006 for two similar examples. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the early 1900s.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: Measures ~8 1/4" in height, ~6 3/4" at its widest, and the base is ~6" by ~2 3/4". The doorstop weighs over three and a half pounds.
Marks: Stamped 921 on the back.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice 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 edges, the back of the neck of one of the ducks, the top of the head of the other, the back of the doorstop, and the base. The piece also has some signs of rust but is intact and solid. 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.
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