Antique Cast Iron Heavy Doorstop Ship with Sails or Galleon Marked No 205
Description: A beautiful antique cast iron doorstop cast in the form of a sail ship or galleon with sails wide open and red flags fluttering in the wind. The ship is painted in an off-white color and has red flags, red portholes, a red cross on one of the sails, a green crescent on another and a green colored spot in the front. The doorstop has two feet on which it stands and a central stop which is what would stop the door in its place. The back also has two short prongs at mid height, which extend outwards and are probably to ensure the doorstop does not touch the door. Very nice antique doorstop, marked No 205 on the back, which is large and heavy. This is a nice size piece and weighs over 5 pounds. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of the description.
Date: Early to mid 20th century.
Origin: Uncertain but most likely the USA.
Size: Measures ~10 1/2" in width and is ~11" high. The doorstop weighs slightly over 5 pounds.
Marks: Stamped on the back "NO 205".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a nice antique doorstop. It weighs over 5 pounds and has most of its original paint.
Condition: This doorstop is in excellent condition with no breaks or repairs. It has some minor losses to the original paint and minor rust spots on the back and bottom, which can be seen in the photos. Please see photo to appreciate the beauty and condition of the doorstop.
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